Friday, December 9, 2022

Grenades found at Jolly Pond Road transfer station shut down road, landfill

James City County staff found four training grenades at the Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center. (WYDaily/Bryan DeVasher)
James City County staff found four training grenades at the Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center. (WYDaily/Bryan DeVasher)

Jolly Pond Road and a James City County transfer station were closed for more than two hours Friday morning after landfill staff discovered four training grenades.

Around 7:15 a.m. Friday, staff at the Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center found the grenades, which appeared to be non-explosive, according to a county news release said.

An explosives team from the Navy confirmed the grenades were inert and are used for training, the release said.

The grenades were removed from the site, and the transfer station and Jolly Pond Road  reopened shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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