Residents Warned About Ordnance on Potomac Beaches

Bomb squad detonating military ordnance

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    Military ordnance has been found on beach areas along the Potomac River in St. Mary's County, Md.

    Officials in St. Mary’s County are disposing of military ordnance found on beaches along the Potomac River over the past week.

    The county warned residents in Newtowne Neck, Compton, Breton Bay, Colton Point and Medleys Neck to stay away from any ordnance they come across.

    Officials suspect the ordnance is washing ashore or being unearthed by the tides.

    The State Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb Squad has been detonating the ordnance.

    The State Fire Marshal's Office along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Maryland Park Service will sweep the shoreline in search of additional ordnance.

    Newtowne Neck State Park was closed and will not reopen until the area is determined to be safe.

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