a bomb containing 88 kilos of explosives defused this Sunday March 6, the south of the port inaccessible
The south of the port of Calais, part of the Carnot basin and the main roads will be blocked to traffic on March 6 from 8:45 a.m. In question, the operation to defuse a bomb from the Second World War.
It will be necessary to avoid the south of the port of Calais this Sunday, for a major reason: the team of deminers from Arras comes there to defuse an aerial bomb, dropped by the British during the Second World War. The machine, discovered during the earthworks of a parking lot, and contains 88 kilos of explosives.
The operation will begin at 9 a.m. and, for all safety, an exclusion zone has been defined within a perimeter of 400m around the bomb, from 8:45 a.m. “This perimeter covers the southern part of the port of Calais, the Alcatel company, the Nexans company, 4 houses, part of the Carnot basin and road axes”, specifies the prefecture of Pas-de-Calais in a press release. No movement, even on foot, will be authorized. The airspace above the city has also been subject to distance and altitude restrictions.
The municipal police will be responsible for verifying that the dwellings present in this perimeter have been evacuated. The town hall has already offered temporary accommodation.