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Road Reopens In Greenup County After Explosives Removed

Reported: Apr. 15, 2014 11:41 AM EDT
Updated: Apr. 15, 2014 1:12 PM EDT
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RUSSELL, Ky. (Tiersa Davis)-- All lanes of U.S. 23 in Greenup County has reopened following the discovery of undetonated explosives.

The Kentucky Department of Highways said the Kentucky State Police explosives experts removed the explosives along a hillside of U.S. 23 between the first and second mile markers. The discovery was made Tuesday morning, prompting road closures until the explosives could be removed.



RUSSELL, Ky. (Tiersa Davis) -- A four-lane road in Greenup County, Kentucky, has been closed due to the discovery of undetonated explosives along the hillside.

The Kentucky Department of Highways said all four lanes of U.S. 23 in Russell have been closed between the first and second mile markers. The Russell viaduct is also closed.

The department said local authorities found old, undetonated explosives on the rock hillside Tuesday morning. Explosive experts are responding, and traffic is being rerouted.

Traffic is being diverted to Ky 750 (Kenwood Drive), KY 1725 (Ashland Drive), and KY 693 (Diedrich Boulevard). The estimated time for the detour is two hours, and heavy traffic delays are possible, the department said.



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