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U.S. 95 reopened near Spaghetti Bowl after bomb scare

Updated Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 4:44 p.m.

A suspicious black cylindrical object closed U.S. 95 for more than an hour Wednesday before Las Vegas Fire and Bomb squad investigators determined it was harmless.

A Nevada Department of Transportation worker had noticed the object on the side of the road and alerted authorities out of fear that it could be a bomb, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott said.

The highway was closed in both directions while Fire and Bomb squad members probed the object with a robot. It was determined that the object was not explosive or dangerous, Elliott said. The highway has reopened in both directions.

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  1. It has been open for over 30 min.