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Pressure cooker stops traffic on I-80


Bomb technicians from the Sweetwater Bomb Squad dealt with what was suspected to be a pressure-cooker bomb on Interstate 80 Monday.

The pressure cooker ultimately was found not to be a bomb.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said the Wyoming Highway Patrol was notified Monday afternoon that a suspicious item had been spotted on the ground at a truck parking area along the eastbound lane of I-80 at mile marker 142, about 35 miles east of Rock Springs.

WHP Trooper Barry Tippy was dispatched to the scene, where he found an upright pressure cooker. Tippy notified the bomb squad and sent the...

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