BOULDER, Colo. — UPDATE: Police reopened U.S. Highway 36 in both directions just before 1 a.m. In a tweet, Boulder police said the object was rendered safe but investigators are still working to determine what it is.
Though we rendered the object safe late last night we are still working to determine what it is and that will requiring further examination— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) April 9, 2022
U.S. Highway 36 was shut down in both directions just after 8:30 p.m. Friday between Baseline Road and Foothills Parkway in Boulder while police investigated a suspicious package in the road.
Boulder police and the Colorado Department of Transportation closed the eastbound lanes of the highway just after 8 p.m. to investigate the package and evacuated four nearby homes. They shut down the westbound lanes about half an hour later.
Police said at 9:40 p.m. they were still investigating.
The bomb squad was at the scene as of 8:20 p.m. Police advised drivers to take alternate routes and avoid the area.
This is a developing news story and will be updated.