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A road washed away in an Idaho forest, revealing boxes of dynamite

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

FILE – Bonners Ferry Mayor Darrell Kerby examines a section of road that washed out in the Myrtle Creek valley in the spring of 2007. (James Hagengruber / The Spokesman-Review)
FILE – Bonners Ferry Mayor Darrell Kerby examines a section of road that washed out in the Myrtle Creek valley in the spring of 2007. (James Hagengruber / The Spokesman-Review)

A bomb squad from Spokane helped remove two cases of dynamite Monday afternoon from national forest land in North Idaho.

The cases were found Sunday in a washed-out section of Forest Service Road 633, also known as Myrtle Creek Road, in Boundary County.

“The dynamite appeared to have been buried for some time,” said Shoshana Cooper, spokeswoman for the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

The Spokane bomb squad was called in to assist the U.S. Forest Service, the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office and the Boundary County Office of Emergency Management.

Cooper said Myrtle Creek Road, which runs west of Bonners Ferry, was unstable due to moisture and would remain closed for some time.

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