Due to the defusing of a World War II bomb in Heidelberg, a larger area around the main station will be closed this morning. The evacuation is scheduled to begin around 7 a.m., affecting several thousand people, the city said. Schools, universities and kindergartens in the area will remain closed on Friday. A complete closure of the main station and train traffic should be avoided for as long as possible.
By 12 noon, all people in the evacuation zone must have vacated their homes or workplaces and left the exclusion zone. "City and police forces will go from house to house in the affected area, ring the doorbell and make loudspeaker announcements," the city said.
A time for the defusing has not yet been set, a 50-meter security radius around the site will remain overnight, the city and police said. The 250-kilo bomb discovered on a construction site was secured by the ordnance clearance service and is being guarded by the police. She was found yesterday during construction work near the main train station.
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