Major delays in Plymouth after suspected grenades found by highways workers

(Last Updated On: January 12, 2017)

Update: The Cordons have now been lifted and roads have re-opened after the Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team carried out controlled detonations of suspected grenades.

There are major delays in Plymouth this evening after suspected World War Two munitions were found at roadworks on Tavistock Road this afternoon.
Eight devices were found by highways workers.

The Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is at the scene.

A 100-metre cordon has been put in place and Tavistock Road has been closed in both directions between Derriford Roundabout and Crownhill.

Diversions are in place and the public are being asked to avoid the area for the time being; motorists are asked to find an alternative route if possible.


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