State Highway 317 Temporarily Closed at the Leon River Bridge

State Highway 317 Temporarily Closed at the Leon River Bridge
January 29, 2018

State Highway 317 is temporarily closed due to a concern about a suspicious device found near the Leon River bridge. Travelers should seek alternate routes.
A Fort Hood unit with expertise in explosive ordinance detection and disposal is on the scene. The incident began when a construction worker discovered an 18-inch piece of rock with a bore hole in it and wire protruding from it. The item is consistent with explosives that are sometimes used by road work crews and may be from prior road construction in the area.
The Fort Hood EOD unit will determine if the rock contains explosive material. The road is closed as a safety precaution and will be re-opened as soon as possible, but it is unclear at this time how long the closure will last.