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Suffolk police: Unexploded device found in former Nansemond Ordnance Depot

No evacuations have been ordered, and residents are no longer asked to shelter in place.

SUFFOLK, Va. — Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews investigated an unexploded device on Thursday.

Crews responded to the 6700 block of College Drive after a construction crew located an unexploded device in the area of the former Nansemond Ordnance Depot.

Emergency Communications was contacted around 10:30 a.m. about the hazardous materials.

State Police, Army Corps of Engineers, as well as Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal crews were on the scene.

Roadways were closed in the area of the Sunfall at The Riverfront neighborhood including River Park Drive and Beacon Run as well as Beech Run and Quarter Stone Walk. Officials said the roadways reopened around 3:35 p.m. on Thursday.

No evacuations have been ordered. Residents in the neighborhood were asked to shelter in place. That has been lifted.

Suffolk officials said military officials that responded excavated and removed the device, and the Army Corps of Engineers will handle any further clean up at the site.

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