Getting ready for the big day: contractors, police share details ahead of 420 Main implosion

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) Implosion officials gave more details Friday of what exactly is going to happen when the 420 Main building is imploded on Sunday.

The implosion is being handled by CDI, a demolition company with decades of experience in handling large-scale implosions like the one planned for the 420 Main building. CEO Mark Loizeaux says the weather should cooperate for the implosion to go on as scheduled around 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Despite rain in the forecast causing some fears, Loizeaux says that could actually help clean up efforts, as high humidity will cause the dust to “flocculate” or come together in the air quickly and fall in a smaller area. Loizeaux says the only weather-related delays would come from severe weather or gusts of wind that knock down protective barriers around the building.

Loizeaux says he hopes the conditions will help them clean up the area quickly and get businesses and residents back to business as usual. Loizeaux, along with the Evansville Police Department, urges anyone interested in seeing the building come down to watch from home, rather than come downtown to witness it.

Loizeaux says people will likely be able to see more of the implosion on TV, as well as stay safe, warm, and dry during the event. Loizeaux says anyone who does come down should follow the directions of the Evansville police officers set up around the implosion site.

Eyewitness News will have live coverage of the implosion both on-air and online starting around 6:45 Sunday morning.

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