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Police declare Kilkeel security alert a hoax after earlier road closure

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A security alert which closed a road in Kilkeel on Thursday afternoon has been declared as a hoax by the PSNI.

The Carrigenagh Road was closed for a time causing delays and disruption for drivers.

The road has now reopened.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Motorists are advised that the Carrigenagh Road in Kilkeel has reopened following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area earlier today. This has been declared a hoax.”

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