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Road closed after explosives scare
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Forsyth County News

A northeastern Forsyth road was shut down for a short time Thursday afternoon after some possibly hazardous materials fell off a truck.

“A civilian found some items on Shady Grove Road that were marked to indicate that they were explosive in nature,” said Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers.

“But we got in touch with the company that manufactures the items and quickly determined that they were not explosives, but they were packing material for explosives.”

Shivers said the packing material, according to a witness, fell off the back of a white truck traveling toward Hwy. 369.

While it turned out the materials were not explosive, Shivers said the resident made the right decision to notify authorities.

“It was great for them to call us and stand back, but it was a scare only,” he said. “There was absolutely no danger involved.

“It was not any kind of material that would burn or explode in any manner, but it was just packing material that was used to pack around dynamite and industrial explosives.”

Shady Grove near Chattahoochee Road was closed for less than 30 minutes, Shivers said. The Forsyth County’s Sheriff’s office also responded to the incident.