Police shut down Highway 54 between Route W and 242. Traffic is being diverted through Lake Ozark or up Route 242.
1:30 p.m.: The suspicious package found along Highway 54 in Lake Ozark was not a bomb. After investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol bomb squad, it was found to be a consumer electronic product, Sgt. Scott White confirmed. The location of the package caused the concern. Last year, the MSHP explosives division responded to more than 30 calls like this - suspicious packages that ended up not being a bomb - throughout the state, he added. The highway has been reopened.
11:45 a.m.: A possible bomb has closed down westbound and eastbound lanes of Highway 54 in Lake Ozark.
According to Lake Ozark Police Chief Gary Launderville, MoDOT crews discovered a device on the highway near the entrance to Osage National Golf Course. The device appeared to be a possible bomb.
MoDOT alerted the Missouri State Highway Patrol which alerted Lake Ozark Police Department. Police shut down Highway 54 between Route W and 242. Traffic is being diverted through Lake Ozark or up Route 242.
The patrol bomb squad is on the way from Jefferson City.