A ten-hundredweight-bomb from the Second World War has led to a traffic chaos around Frankfurt airport on Tuesday evening.

The British dud had been found in the course of construction works next to the busy highway A3 in the vicinity of Frankfurt airport. For safety reasons, a 1000-meter-safety zone was established around the locality. Subsequently the highway was blocked. About 160 people had to leave their homes in the south of Offenbach. The airport operator Fraport said that there were no landings for around one hour.

After the defusing failed, a controlled demolition took place. During the night the highway towards Frankfurt/Cologne was reopened for traffic. However, the A3 at the Offenbacher Kreuz in the direction Würzburg is still not passable.

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