WWII grenade found in Bonneville County

POSTED: 02:38 PM MDT Aug 27, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM MDT Aug 27, 2013 
BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho -

A property owner cleaning out a Bonneville County garage found a World War II-era hand grenade, which has caused a partial road closure.

The owner of the property on the 4000 block of North Ammon Road placed the grenade into a 5-gallon bucket and took it to an open gravel lot.

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, one lane on U.S. Highway 26, eastbound, is closed. A Bonneville County Sheriff's Office bomb tech had barricaded the grenade by surrounding it with sandbags.

The Mountain Home Air Force Base crew arrived on the scene around 6 p.m. They took the grenade to a nearby landfill to be disposed of.