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No munitions found, South Beach Park reopens in Vero Beach

Posted at 12:55 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 16:33:14-04

VERO BEACH, Fla.-- A second day of searching turned up no old war munitions in Vero Beach as the Army Corps of Engineers continued to look for more relics from World War II.

South Beach was closed around 8 Wednesday morning but was reopened around lunch time.

That was good news for the workers at South Beach Pizzeria who were worried their business would take a hit.

“We get a lot of walking business so if people aren’t walking around here, we would probably have had to close for the day," said Jack Hudson with South Beach Pizzeria.

Last week, several homes along North Hutchinson Island were evacuated for the day as contractors searched for anything that may have been left behind during World War II-era military exercises.

The Army Corps will continue to have periodic digs over the next two months.

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