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Evacuation orders in downtown Leavenworth lifted

Chelan County Emergency Management said to "avoid the area" in a Facebook post Tuesday night.

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — Evacuations were lifted Wednesday morning after an investigation shut down downtown Leavenworth and Highway 2 on Tuesday night.

Chelan County deputies and Washington state troopers responded to the area and began evacuations for a large portion of the downtown corridor Tuesday night. People outside the area were asked to shelter in place. 

Once that was complete and traffic was re-routed, the Washington State Patrol bomb squad moved in, searching the area.

After the area was clear, the Chelan County Sheriff's Office reopened the downtown corridor and Highway 2. 

Credit: WSDOT