by Nick Delgado
Guam - Traffic was backed up in Hagatna this morning after construction workers found World War II ordnance at the Hagatna Bridge. Parsons Transportation Group project manager Gene Niemasz says the contractor was digging a utility trench and found the device. The area was cordoned-off and police and the navy's explosive ordnance disposal unit were called in to remove it.
He said, "When the Navy team came out they were getting ready to handle the device, that's the time when the Guam PD working with the Navy decided to close the road so they could actually make sure it was safe to handle it the device and remove it. It was a 4.5" barrage rocket."
EOD units removed the 3' device and also dug another ten feet in the utility trench to make sure there wasn't more ordnance.