Massive trade backups approaching on Okinawa during ordnance removal


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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Massive trade backups are approaching on Okinawa’s categorical artery over a weekend due to highway closures associated to a dismissal of an unexploded 5-inch bombard from World War II.

The Makiminato territory of Highway 58 nearby Camp Kinser will be sealed between 9:45 a.m. and noon Sunday, or until a ordering is completed, pronounced a orator from Urasoe City’s disaster impediment and predicament government office.

The bombard was dismissed from an American warship during a Battle of Okinawa in early 1945. Found during a construction site nearby a roadway, it will be rubbed by a bomb-disposal group from a 101st Unexploded Ordnance Disposal Squad of a 15th Brigade Okinawa of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force.

Residents and workers from 206 households and 39 businesses contingency leave during a ordering process.

The finish to a closures and evacuations will be noted by a shrill horn durability for 30 seconds.

Since Okinawa was reverted to Japanese control in 1972, a 101st Unexploded Ordinance Disposal Squad has responded to 35,699 ordnance-related cases as of May 2 and likely of approximately 1,742 tons of World War II-era munitions, according to a brigade’s website.

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