Indian Island: Naval installation playing host to Army exercise

PORT HADLOCK — Indian Island is again playing host to an Army exercise, bringing convoys to Jefferson County roads.

Navy officials say the road traffic won’t be nearly as extensive as it was last June when the Army’s massive Stryker Brigade rolled through East Jefferson County toward Fort Lewis.

This time, the Navy and Army are practicing moving munitions and equipment between sites.

Commercial truck lines traditionally move ordnance between the Bangor submarine base and the ammunition depot at Indian Island.

In this exercise, military crews are conducting the movements instead of civilians.

Small convoys of trucks pulling cargo containers can already be seen crossing the Hood Canal Bridge and traveling to Indian Island through Chimacum and Port Hadlock.

Those activities will continue through April 9, Bangor spokesman Paul Taylor said Tuesday. The convoys are avoiding peak traffic hours, he added.

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