New Mexico State Police Bomb Team conducted an emergency detonation of deteriorating dynamite found at the Mora/San Miguel Electric Cooperative lot. The detonation occurred around 2 p.m. at the lot located on Williams Drive.
According to a NMSP press release, the badly deteriorated dynamite was located during a routine ground cleaning and maintenance of the cooperative’s lot. The dynamite was located in a manhole located in the cooperative's lot.
Residents and business located within 200 yards of the lot were evacuated during the detonation.The press release sent at 2:30 p.m. states all residents are safe.
The team was dispatched at 7:50 a.m. this morning to the site.