Bomb squad responding to suspicious package closes part of C-470

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – A bomb squad with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was deployed to investigate a suspicious package at an underpass at C-470 and Belleview on Christmas day.

Just before 11 a.m., a witness saw a vehicle come underneath the C-470 overpass on Belleview, drop a package and leave. The person who dropped the package then made a U-turn and quickly left the area.

The witness reported it to officers, and bomb technicians later determined the package was empty.

“If you see something, you say something, and we would encourage people that if they see suspicious activity, they call it in,” said Jenny Fulton, a public information officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies and Colorado State Patrol closed C-470 between Quincy and Bowles as a precaution.

The highway has reopened, but Belleview remains closed at C-470.

This is a developing story. Details will be reported as they are received.

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