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Suspicious package closes Soo locks for several hours

The Soo locks were closed for several hours after officials found a suspicious package in the mail room.

The Soo locks were closed for several hours after officials found a suspicious package in the mail room.

Staff were evacuated from the buildings and the locks were closed from around 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Michigan State Police investigated the package and the scene and gave officials the "go ahead" to open the buildings again.

While the locks have been re-opened, the closure caused serious back ups for ships hoping to get through the locks. Ice blockage had boats backed up by about 7 boats yesterday, but the line up is now closer to 12 boats deep.

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