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Levis: A possible shell found in a ditch

Levis: A possible shell found in a ditch

An object resembling an old military shell was found in a ditch by a citizen walking through the Saint-Etienne-de-Lauzon sector in Lévis on Tuesday.



Photo Agency QMI, Marcel Tremblay

The person in question made the surprising discovery at 12:50 p.m., near the intersection of Chemin Craig and Route des Rivières. At that time he was walking on the nearby cycle path.



Levis: A possible shell found in a ditch

Photo Agency QMI, Marcel Tremblay

“Patrol officers established a security perimeter and Craig Road was closed for about thirty minutes while we contacted the military,” said Jean-Sebastien Levan, spokesman for the city of Ville de Police Department. Levis (SPVL).



Levis: A possible shell found in a ditch

Photo Agency QMI, Marcel Tremblay

According to officials, the risk of an explosion is very low. So a certain safety perimeter was maintained and the road was reopened.

Canadian Armed Forces pyrotechnicians are expected to recover the object in question.

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