SAVANNAH, GA (November 29, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Bomb Squad, with support from Ft. Stewart’s Army EOD, will conduct a controlled explosion of a civil war-era cannonball landmine found at an excavation site near Broughton and Barr Streets on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The explosion will take place at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Metro will begin blocking streets to vehicular and pedestrian traffic around 8:30 a.m. The area between Broughton and Barr Streets and East Broad and Bay Streets are asked to evacuate. Surrounding businesses and schools are asked to shelter in place until an all clear is given. The process is expected to impact traffic for at least two hours.

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Areas encompassed in the following perimeter are impacted:

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Houston at Bay Streets

East Broad Ramp at River Street

Oglethorpe Avenue at East Broad Street

Broughton at Houston Streets

St. Julian at Houston Streets

President at Houston Streets

President Street at Westbound Truman Parkway

 

Citizens in the area should expect a loud explosion. Pedestrians and spectators will not be allowed in the perimeter or the surrounding area. Police urge citizens to exercise caution and patience during this process. Citizens can also expect heavy traffic delays in and about the area.