Uncovered ordnance delays traffic
BGE contractors discover pre-Korean War high-explosive round
Fort Meade Public Affairs
Subcontractors for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. were digging at the intersection when they uncovered what they believed to be an unexploded ordnance.
Police set a perimeter around the area and awaited the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Fort Belvoir, Va. As a result, the area was closed to school bus and pedestrian traffic for about two hours, beginning about 1 p.m.
Post personnel rerouted school busses and other traffic, and assisted students walking home from school.
The 55th EOD Company took possession of the ordnance and deemed the area safe at 3:15 p.m. The ordnance was later identified as a pre-Korean War era ordnance, high-explosive round.
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