Plantation Road in Roanoke County has reopened after police investigated a suspicious package found in the area around 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

Police were called after a man was seen putting the box on the side of the road and leaving the area.  The box contained pipe insulation.  After investigating, police believe the box may have fallen off a truck and the man was just moving it out of the road.


Roanoke County police have closed Plantation Road because of a suspicious package near the Exelis (ITT) Night Vision plant.

As of 11:45 a.m. Plantation Road was closed between Williamson Road and Interstate 81, according to county officials.  They did not estimate when the road will reopen.