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  אדר ב 21, 5771 , 27/03/11

Highway 1 Blocked Due to Suspicious Object

As of 8:45 a.m. Israel time, police have blocked traffic on Route 1 leading to Jerusalem, near the Harel interchange, because of a "hefetz chashud", or suspicious object. Drivers seeking to reach the capital are advised through Route 443. Such suspicious objects are often abandoned bags or forgotten packages that could be bombs, such as the briefcase that exploded at the crowded bus stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday killing one and injuring approximately fifty people. Most suspicious object road closings end within 10 or 15 minutes.
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