Road reopens after 'suspicious package' investigation in Cherokee County

A 'suspicious package' resulted in the closure of a stretch of highway in Cherokee County as authorities investigated Sunday. 

According to a post to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, "Highway 5  in Holly Springs from Hickory Road to Sixes Road is shut down due to police activity." 

The Holly Springs Police Department later confirmed to FOX 5, the investigation was due to a 'suspicious package' in a wooded area.

FOX 5 crews spotted bomb squad personnel at the scene. Officials later confirmed the bomb squad responded as a precaution. 

The sheriff's office also asked drivers to try to avoid the area.

Shortly after 8 p.m., the sheriff's office confirmed that Holly Springs Pwky. reopened. 

Other details were not immediately made available. 

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