FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A Florence County road was reopened Thursday night as deputies and state police continue to investigate the discovery of bomb-making materials.
The Florence County Sheriff’s Office was called around 1:30 p.m. to Lebanon and Old Landfill roads near Effingham where the materials were found. The State Law Enforcement Division was called in to help investigate.
A WMBF News crew on the scene saw tents set up and authorities in hazmat suits as they investigated. Chief Deputy Glen Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said people were evacuated from homes around the area.
Lebanon Road was closed off for hours but was reopened around 9 p.m after it was determined that there was no immediate threat to the public.
The Florence County Sheriff’s Office said Lebanon road may be closed again at 9 a.m. Friday depending on how the investigation progresses.
Authorities said the area remains an active crime scene and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office will continue to give updates.