The recycling centre on Babbage Road in Totnes has been closed this morning after reports of a suspicious item.
Police received a call from a member of the public at around 8:30am. It is believed the item - which is about a foot long - could be a motar shell bomb.
The bomb disposal unit is on its way to the scene.
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After cool early morning weather bringing mist and fog, there should be a bright afternoon for most parts of the region.
Any early mist and fog will soon clear, with unbroken sunshine through the day for most.
Early wet spells will clear by midnight to leave clear skies overnight.