UPDATE: U.S. 36 was reopened early Saturday morning. Boulder Police say they collected the item, and there is no threat to the public.
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder police worked with the Colorado Department of Transportation on an investigation into a suspicious package that forced the closure of U.S. 36 on Friday night. The highway was closed eastbound from Baseline to Table Mesa and then a short time later, westbound lanes of U.S. 36 were closed between Baseline and Foothills Parkway.
Police also evacuated homes at 3305, 3325, 3335 and 3345 Moorhead as a precaution. The public was urged to avoid the area.
We are working with @ColoradoDOT to shut down U.S. 36 eastbound between Baseline & Table Mesa while we investigate a suspicious package in the road. We are also evacuating the homes at 3305, 3325, 3335 & 3345 Moorhead as a precaution. Please avoid the area #Boulder pic.twitter.com/fHaU4NGOii
— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) April 9, 2022