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By Omar Villafranca
|  Friday, Apr 9, 2010  |  Updated 7:37 PM CDT
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Irving officials know Texas Stadium will be a pile of rubble when the dust settles Sunday, but they don't know how much dust there will be.

"It is going to be a dusty situation," said Doug Janeway, of the city of Irving. "If you've ever seen any other implosion, there is always dust."

Janeway said crews are monitoring wind directions and speeds leading up to Sunday's demolition.

With the approval of the city, the demolition company sent a letter out to residents who live within a one-mile radius of Texas Stadium, warning them about the dust that will come with Sunday's implosion. The letter suggests that residents turn off their air-conditioning units to avoid sucking air into the vents.

"You know, it's got to come down, and they've been making dust over there for several months now," said Irving resident James Jones.

He said he won't have his AC on anyway, because the temperature is pleasant outside.

"I'll have the AC off," Jerry Evans, another resident, said. "I might have the windows open before, but by the time it goes off, I'll have them all shut down and everything. As long as its not a giant plume of smoke, if the wind is blowing right, we'll be all right."

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