JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo. – Highway 23 was closed Wednesday afternoon, between Southeast 275th Road and D Highway due to an incident at Whiteman Air Force Base.

The Lemay gate at the post was closed and Explosives and Ordinance Disposal and the Security Force responded to the scene. Other agencies present included Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies, EMS, Emergency Management, Knob Noster Fire and the Missouri Highway Patrol. A portion of Perimeter Road was also closed by the issue. Highway 23 was closed for over an hour.

No details are being released at this time.