Unexploded WWII bomb forces closures, evacuation near Grafenwoehr
Discovery of an unexploded WWII-era bomb closed a base gate and parts of a major road near a U.S. Army base in Grafenwoehr, Germany on Wednesday.
Workers found a suspicious item Wednesday afternoon at a construction site on Neue Amberger Strasse in Grafenwoehr outside the Tower Barracks, Oberpfalz police and Army officials said.
Gate 3 was closed Wednesday afternoon, while Gate 1 and Gate 6 remained open, base officials said. Portions of the B299 road were also closed in both directions. Officials said they were in the process of evacuating between 250-500 people living near the affected area.
It remained unclear late Wednesday how long the closures and evacuation order would last, but officials warned of traffic delays in the area.