WWII ordnance to be blown up today

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Posted on Apr 04 2019

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Circa World War II ordnance—old bombs, bullets, and assorted vintage war materiel—will be blown up today at the Marpi Blow Pit on Saipan.

In a notice on Wednesday, the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point said that the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services and men from the Joint Region Marianas-EOD will be conducting World War II Live Ordnance Detonation at the Saipan blow pit today, April 4, from 8am to 12pm.

The public is being urged to stay away from this area within 360 feet radius on all quadrants to 400 feet above sea level during the times indicated.

The Department of Public Safety will close the blow pit main entrance and the back road coming in from Grotto, from 8am to 12pm for the duration of this operation. The Grotto back road will also be closed. (PR)

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