San Miguel County- On Monday, August 26, 2013; members of the New Mexico State Police Bomb Team were dispatched to Las Vegas NM at 7:50 am.
Employees of the Mora/San Miguel Electric Co-op were doing routine ground cleaning and maintenance on their lot. Access was gained to a man hole on the lot. Upon entry, several sticks of badly deteriorated dynamite were located.
A parameter was set up by New Mexico State Police, Las Vegas Police, and New Mexico Department of Transportation. All residents and businesses within 200 yards of the location have been evacuated.
An emergency detonation will be executed by the NMSP Bomb Team to destroy the dynamite. All residents are safe at this moment.
Contact: Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez