State Highway 317 Re-open Following Analysis of Suspicious Device near Leon River Bridge

State Highway 317 Re-open Following Analysis of Suspicious Device near Leon River Bridge
January 29, 2018
A suspicious device has been rendered safe, and State Highway 317 has re-opened to traffic following a three-hour closure. It was temporarily closed in both directions near the Leon River bridge, so members of a Fort Hood explosives team could safely determine whether it was a threat.
The incident began when a construction worker discovered a large rock with a bore hole in it and wire protruding from it. The item is consistent with explosives that are sometimes used in construction and may have been from previous road work in the area.