Highway 88 closed for suspicious package

Record Courier Report
Douglas County deputies closed Highway 88 at around 10:45 a.m. for a suspicious package.
Provided/Record Courier

A report of a suspicious package resulted in the closure of Highway 88 through Minden this morning.

Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad members were called to a location north of the entrance to the Maverik gas station around 10:45 a.m.

Members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue were called around 11:45 a.m. to do traffic control.

The highway was closed from the intersection with 395 to County Road.

Workers at Douglas High School were alerted to the issue. The school is closed for the summer.

Traffic was backing up both on Highway 88 as motorists sought a way around the closure.

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