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Five Days to the Utica Big Bang

There is a ton of final preparations going on for the implosion. I know here at eyewitness news we're really busy, but the department of transportation is also feeling the squeeze.

There is a ton of final preparations going on for the implosion.

I know here at eyewitness news we're really busy, but the department of transportation is also feeling the squeeze.

"Taking a look at all the road closures to make sure that they're all in place, making sure of all the details of where people are going to be," said Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Piccola.

He says that’s to ensure the safety of everyone in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Here at eyewitness news it is a full team effort that is involving every department of the station to bring you the best possible coverage.

"Camera's that are strategically placed, that we have reporters in the right place, that we're prepared to cover this story, unlike anyone else, from every possible imaginable angle," said WUTR news director Don Dudley.

As the DOT and Eyewitness news make their final preparations for the implosion there are two types of people in the neighborhoods surrounding the warehouse, the kids who are excited to see it come down and the parents who are still upset about the project.

“I’ve never seen a house. A building blow up and I think it will be really cool to see," said Alyshia Bassett

"I want to see how they’d it. I want to see if a bunch of stuff gets scattered around," said Destiney Rhoades.

"Why are you spending more money on the arterial when you could be spending more money on fixing the roads all over the city," said Michael Dixon.

With just days to go and amidst all the preparation, residents do have mixed feelings.

Don’t forget, you can watch the implosion live right here on eyewitness news starting at six thirty on Sunday morning.

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