Dynamite Found Near Bonners Ferry
Two cases of dynamite were discovered April 9, 2017 in a section of Forest Service Road #633 (Myrtle Creek Road) that had been washed out. The dynamite appeared to have been buried for some time.
The Spokane Bomb Squad assessed the situation with assistance from Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers, Boundary County Sheriff’s Office, and the Boundary County Office of Emergency Management, and they successfully cleared the dynamite from the road.
The lower portion of the Myrtle Creek drainage is the municipal watershed and the primary source of drinking water for the City of Bonners Ferry. Myrtle Creek Road has a history of recurring washouts and an unstable roadbed.
Myrtle Creek Road remains closed to the public at this time because of a soft and unstable roadbed. This area is expected to remain closed to the public for the next 72 hours.
Please direct any questions to Shoshana Cooper, Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ Public Affairs Officer, at (208)765-7211.
*Photos courtesy of BOUNDARY COUNTY Emergency Management