Published Thursday, 26 April 2012
The area has been cordoned off. (© UTV)
A suspicious vehicle was reported at the Fathom Line on Thursday evening.
The Fathom Line has been closed at its junction with Drumalane Road and the border and motorists have been advised to avoid the area if possible.
A statement from the PSNI said: "The public are advised that if they come across anything suspicious in the area, not to touch it but to report it to police immediately."
Local MLA Dominic Bradley has condemned those behind the alert.
"This is a very worrying development which has caused great disruption to people who use this road and local residents," the SDLP representative said.
"This is a very peaceful area and any attempt to destruct or harm people here is utterly contemptible.
"I strongly urge anyone with information about this device to pass it onto the police urgently."