Update: Eglin cancels closure of SR 285 for testing

Eglin has canceled their closure of SR 285 on Wednesday, September 27th. No additional details were provided. 

Original Story:

The 96th Test Wing is set to conduct explosives testing on the Eglin range complex, necessitating the temporary closure of Highway 285. This operation, scheduled for September 27, will also result in louder than usual detonations in the vicinity, alerting nearby residents.

To facilitate the testing, Highway 285 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 27. However, it’s important to note that the road will not be inaccessible for more than a 90-minute period during this time frame.

In addition to the main testing day, backup missions are planned from September 28 to October 3. These activities are part of the ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and effectiveness of explosive materials and munitions.

Residents in the area are advised to be prepared for the louder detonations that will occur during the testing period. The 96th Test Wing, responsible for managing these operations, has extensive safety protocols in place to minimize any potential risks associated with the testing.

These safety measures and testing protocols are essential components of ensuring the readiness and security of the Eglin range complex and its surrounding communities.

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