The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will be working with the State Law Enforcement Division and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tomorrow morning to properly and safely dispose of 400 pounds of dynamite.

This operation will feature dozens of loud blasts near Caney Branch Road in Leesville starting mid-morning Tuesday through most of the day and evening.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians have selected a detonation site that will not impact nearby homes, aside from the sound of the blasts.

Discoveries of old dynamite are not uncommon in Lexington County where explosives have been used in mining, agriculture and construction for decades.

Anyone who finds items they suspect might be explosives should take the following steps:

1) Do not touch or move the material.

2) Leave the immediate area.

3) Call 911.