Suspicious package closes Soo Locks temporarily

The Soo Locks closed for about three hours this morning after a suspicious package was found. The closure forced personnel to be evacuated from their duty stations and created a backup at the locks for boats looking to get through the St. Mary’s River area.

A Michigan State Police bomb squad was called in from Gaylord to evaluate the package.

U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are also investigating the incident.