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'Suspicious Device' Shuts Down 101 In Both Directions [UPDATED]

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Bad news drivers, the 101 has been shut down in both directions because of a "suspicious device" found on the shoulder of the highway, California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs tells City News Service.

The shutdown is beteween Mulholland Drive/Valley Circle Boulevard and Shoup Avenue in the Woodland Hills area.

Caltrans officials were landscaping along the freeway at about 9 a.m. when they discovered a capped pipe, ABC 7 reports. The object was deemed suspicious, and police and bomb squad authorities were called to the scene.

Fox 11 is reporting that traffic is, understandably, backed up for miles.

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UPDATE, 11:19 A.M. CBS reports that all lanes have now been reopened. Carry on, L.A.

UPDATE, 11:09 A.M. CBS and the L.A. Times are reporting that the eastbound lanes have been reopened. Westbound lanes remain closed.

According to CBS, the device was detonated at 10:45 a.m.

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