The center in Warren that manages the U.S. Army's ground combat vehicles and weapons plans to hold training exercises Tuesday.

Residents who live nearby may see smoke and emergency vehicles while staff tests its ability to react to a simulated explosion, according to officials. The exercise will also close some ramps of nearby Interstate 696.

Officials with the Army's Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, or TACOM, said the facility will conduct emergency response training, beginning at 9 a.m. TACOM is located near Mound and 11 Mile roads.

As part of the exercise, the facility's 11 Mile entrance will be closed, which may cause traffic backups on northbound Mound between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Also, northbound traffic on Mound will be restricted between 11 Mile and 12 Mile beginning at 9 a.m., officials said.

Both eastbound and westbound entrance ramps from I-696 to northbound Mound will be closed between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. 

In addition, westbound 11 Mile near the facility will also be closed periodically, officials said.



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