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Goole: WWII bomb that shut down M62 and saw residents evacuated from neighboring houses safely detonated by explosives experts | UK News

A 500-pound WWII live bomb found on a new housing estate detonated successfully.

Residents had to be evacuated and a highway had to be closed to allow explosives experts to destroy the bomb in Goole, East Yorkshire.

Police were forced to close the east and westbound carriageways of the M62 between junctions 35 and 37 as well as a section of the A614 after the device was discovered on Rawcliffe Road on Thursday.

Several other road closures were also imposed, businesses had to close and a no-fly zone was also set up in the area after the discovery.

People “living or staying in the immediate wider area” have been told by police to stay inside during the proceedings.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police confirmed that the bomb was detonated safely by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team just before 4:30 p.m. and all restrictions have now been lifted.

All roads and highways were cleared and opened up and residents were able to return home.

The force said in a statement: “On behalf of the Humberside Emergency Task Force, we would like to thank members of the public, especially those who had to be evacuated for safety reasons, for remaining at the cord gap and allow the team to bring this operation to a safe conclusion. “

Earlier this year, another WWII bomb discovered in Exeter, causing the evacuation of 2,600 people.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-24 15:26:00

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