Bomb squad to investigate suspicious package on Buffalo Pass |

Bomb squad to investigate suspicious package on Buffalo Pass

A Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy keeps people away from Buffalo Pass after a suspicious package was found Tuesday.

Police were turning people away at Buffalo Pass Tuesday until a bomb squad arrived to take care of a suspicious package.

Undersheriff Ray Birch said the device was found at about 11 a.m. along the road about four miles up from Dry Lake Campground by a person hiking in the area.

Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies and U.S. Forest Service personnel were staying far away from the device until the Jefferson County Bomb Squad arrived.

The road where the device was found is still closed for the winter. The gate is closed at Dry Lake Campground.

This would not be the first time a possible explosive has been found in the Routt National Forest.

On Oct. 7, 2015, a device was found below the Pony Express lift line at Steamboat Ski Area.

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The Jefferson County Bomb Squad came and rendered that device safe.

This story will be updated.

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