Wartime charges have been found in the course of road construction works
July 14, 2020 at 3:56 pm
During the construction of the new Gruzde road, explosive objects were found in JSC “Latvia's State Forests” (LVM) Valmiera Forest District. The dangerous finding was reported to the State Police.
“We started the construction of the road already last winter, when the builder removed the topsoil. In May, continuing the construction works, the road pavement was built on an old railway section. By repeatedly moving the previously removed soil layer, the excavator driver noticed charges,” says Madara Zujāne, LVM Vidzeme Region Forest Infrastructure Specialist.
LVM employees informed the State Police about the dangerous finding. The next day, sappers arrived at the scene, taking the explosives out of the forest and inspecting the area to make sure there were no other dangerous wartime evidence nearby.
As the experts did not find any other dangerous objects, the construction of the road was resumed. The construction of the new 2.85 km long Gruzde road is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.
LVM calls on holidaymakers to be responsible when they notice any suspicious objects in the forest. It is important not approach them, but immediately report the finding to the State Police.