Road in Eagle Mountain reopens after ‘possible explosive device’ found

Pony Express Parkway in Eagle Mountain has reopened Wednesday morning after a possible explosive device was found in the median, officials said. Photo Courtesy: Unified Fire Authority

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah, Aug. 16, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) —  Pony Express Parkway in Eagle Mountain has reopened Wednesday morning after a possible explosive device was found in the median, officials said.

The road closed in both directions between Porter’s Crossing and Smith Ranch Road at approximately 9:30 a.m. while a bomb squad responded, Sgt. Spencer Cannon, Utah County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said in a news release.

Cannon said in a follow-up tweet the device was found to be a cone from model rocket. The item was removed and will be X-rayed as a precaution.

The road reopened at approximately 11 a.m.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is provided.

Pony Express Parkway in Eagle Mountain has reopened Wednesday morning after a possible explosive device was found in the median, officials said. Photo Courtesy: Unified Fire Authority

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