Traffic

I-95 lanes reopen after reported explosive device turns out to be a toy

On the bridge across center of photo, northbound Interstate 95 traffic at Miami Gardens Drive in north Miami-Dade County appears at a standstill on Friday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2015. Portions of I-95 were shut down after Florida Highway Patrol troopers at a crash scene spotted what turned out to be a fake grenade in one of the vehicles. The crash was on the east side of I-95, north of Miami Gardens Drive.
On the bridge across center of photo, northbound Interstate 95 traffic at Miami Gardens Drive in north Miami-Dade County appears at a standstill on Friday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2015. Portions of I-95 were shut down after Florida Highway Patrol troopers at a crash scene spotted what turned out to be a fake grenade in one of the vehicles. The crash was on the east side of I-95, north of Miami Gardens Drive. mhalper@miamiherald.com

A potential explosive device that snarled traffic for more than an hour along I-95 between Miami Gardens Drive and Ives Dairy Road turned out to be a toy grenade. Florida Highway Patrol, assisted by the Miami-Dade Police bomb squad, confirmed the false alarm after reportedly finding it in a car.

All entrance and exit ramps have been opened now and traffic is moving, albeit slowly.

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