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Police reopen US 36 in Boulder following suspicious package investigation

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Posted at 8:51 PM, Apr 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-09 13:24:40-04

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.


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.