09.08.2022, Berlin: Die Sperrung der Auffahrt zur Autobahn AVUS. Am vergangen Donnertag war im Grunewald ein Feuer auf dem Sprengplatz der Berliner Polizei ausgebrochen. Auf dem Sprengplatz lagert Munition, die Experten dort normalerweise unschädlich machen. Foto: Britta Pedersen/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

After the major fire in Berlin’s Grunewald forest in early August, the Avus is to be closed again on Wednesday. This was announced by the Berlin Traffic Information Center (VIZ) and the police. Accordingly, “an unscheduled large-scale blast to destroy ammunition” takes place at the Grunewald blast site.

Several explosions occurred in connection with the fire, which broke out on August 4 for reasons that have not yet been clarified.

Individual explosives are said to have been thrown around, four bombs are said to be “no longer safe to handle” and are therefore to be destroyed immediately – ie controlled detonations.

The blasting is planned for 1 p.m., but the measures are to begin at 6 a.m. The security zone around the blasting site is to be expanded for this measure, and the Avus between Kreuz Funkturm and Kreuz Zehlendorf is to be closed – from 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Hüttenweg junction and its crossing point, which is currently closed, are also affected, as is the Spanish Allee junction in the north direction – but the route remains passable in the south direction.

The Havelchaussee should also remain closed on Wednesday, the Kronprinzessinnenweg is anyway closed until the end of September, the VIZ announced. The rail traffic must therefore remain closed in both directions.

For days at the beginning of August, ammunition and fireworks exploded at the police detonation site in Grunewald. A major fire developed, which kept the police and fire department busy for days.