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Authorities in Germany detonated a 1100-lb, World War II era bomb near the A3 highway in Germany early on Wednesday. Construction workers found the bomb while working near the Frankfurt Airport, and the blast from its controlled explosion by demolition workers blew a 65-foot crater in the middle of the Autobahn, effectively shutting down one side of the A3 indefinitely.
reports that a demolition team initially tried to deactivate the British bomb with chemicals, but were forced to resort to a controlled detonation. Since the bomb sat under the airport's flight path, 22 planes were delayed until after the crew finished up their work. There's no word on how long it will take to repair the road, but officials are recommend locals take the train until the repairs are complete.
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