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Traffic Alert: Washington Blvd Closed for Bomb Investigation

by Katie Pyzyk — March 6, 2012 at 11:41 am 2,168 11 Comments

Updated at 12:25 p.m. — The item was found to be not hazardous, and the investigation is wrapping up. All lanes of Washington Blvd have been re-opened.

A bomb squad investigation has shut down part of Washington Blvd and is causing significant traffic backups.

Washington Blvd in the eastbound/southbound direction has been shut at S. 2nd St, near Route 50. While the investigation continues, there will be various closings in the area, including on S. 2nd St.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area altogether if possible.

The investigation involves a pipe wrapped in some sort of packaging found lying in the bushes.

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  • ArlRat

    Are the schools on lockdown??

  • jackson

    Does the guy who buried all the guns have a cousin?

  • Aar

    Don’t forge this is right next to Fort Meyer

    • nom de guerre

      “Fort Myer”

      • drax

        Fort Meyer is the top secret location where they keep the Weinermobile.

        • nunya

          that’s where diana prince works. she has an invisible weinermobile. or, so i hear.

  • Aar

    oops…typing quickly at work. Thanks.

  • Mark

    Several of these in a week makes me think its a dry run.

    • nunya

      i was just thinking that myself.

    • Josh S

      Or it’s a coincidence.

  • Jeeepmadman

    They are clearing the road now but traffic will take about 30 min to clear up

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