Georgia Dome implosion impacting residents and businesses

Aftermath of Monday's massive Georgia Dome implosion left locals businesses and cars covered in dust and residents fearing for their life.

One of the nation's largest domed stadiums had been destroyed in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta.

Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives were on hand to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens early that morning.

People gathered toward windows of tall office buildings, nearby hotel-top restaurants, parking lots and other areas around the scene downtown to watch the blast - but now, locals are left with the unsightly results.

Gregory Price, of 70s Car Wash, said cars coming into his shop have been 'caked in the dust' with 'a hard, clay-like consistency that’s difficult to get off,' according to local Channel 2 News.

A window washer in the area said the dust has taken over several buildings outside.

Others are even concerned the leftover residue may be harmful to their health, while those suffering allergies and bronchitis have been forced to stay indoors for the time being.

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Gregory Price (shown) of 70s Car Wash, said cars coming into his shop have been 'caked in the dust'

Gregory Price (shown) of 70s Car Wash, said cars coming into his shop have been 'caked in the dust'

Price said the cars have 'a hard, clay-like consistency' that's challenging to clean off 

Price said the cars have 'a hard, clay-like consistency' that's challenging to clean off 

Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives were on hand to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens Monday at 7.30am

Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives were on hand to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens Monday at 7.30am

The dome opened in 1992, and officials had said it would be flattened within about 15 seconds. 

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which includes the 71,250-seat dome, had said it would take 12 seconds for the explosives to go off plus another three seconds for sections of grandstands to be on the ground.

The dome has been replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door.

A 5-story tall industrial strength curtain between

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