101 Freeway shut down

Approximate location, shown in red, where the 101 Freeway is shut down in Woodland Hills. (Google Maps)

All lanes of the 101 Freeway were closed at Shoup Avenue in Woodland Hills on Thursday as authorities investigated a possible pipe bomb, the California Highway Patrol said.

A Caltrans crew reportedly found the suspicious device along the freeway and called authorities at 8:12 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

All lanes of the freeway in both directions were closed while a bomb squad investigated.

A Sigalert was issued for the stretch of freeway as traffic started backing up in both directions.


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