02:19 GMT09 May 2021
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    PRAGUE (Sputnik) - Traffic on the highway connecting the Czech Republic's Prague and Slovakia's Bratislava has been temporarily halted after the Czech police found explosives during repair work, Czech police spokeswoman Dana Cirtkova announced on Thursday.

    "During repair operations, a significant amount of explosives was found. These might be explosives that were used during the initial construction of the highway [in the 1960s and 1970s]. Mine clearance specialists are now working with the police to determine how to remove explosives. Traffic on the highway in both directions and repair work were temporarily stopped," Cirtkova told reporters.

    During excavation work on a new section of motorway between Velký Beranov and Měřín, explosives were unearthed initially thought to be from World War II, however, experts are currently investigating to determine their origins.

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