Bomb Scare Closes Highway 111 for Hours
Highway 111 Closed for 4 hours during a bomb scare at a car dealership.Photo: Video by kmir6.com
Traffic on Highway 111 through Rancho Mirage is flowing normally tonight after the road was closed mid-day during a bomb scare.
Businesses were evacuated and traffic diverted after a car being examined at Desert European Motors had a suspicious amount of putty with wires attached to the gas tank.
Police cordned off Highway 111 from Bob Hope Drive to Country Club while a Sheriff's Bomb Disposal Unit from Riverside came to the desert to invetigate.
The putty on the gas tanks was determined to be a non-explosive sealant, and the are was declared safe by 3:30pm.