According to Corin Hoggard of ABC30, Caltrans maintenance crew found a pipe bomb (a plastic container of accelerant leading to a tube of gunpowder) in the center divider on highway 180, near the Van Ness/Fulton exit.
Hoggard reported that it took a little over an hour to clear the scene.
Fresno Police removed the device and destroyed it.
Remember this closure on Highway 180 yesterday?@CHPCentralDiv now says Caltrans found a pipe bomb in the center divider — a plastic container of accelerant leading to a tube of gunpowder.@FresnoPolice took the device away and destroyed it. @ABC30 pic.twitter.com/gH5rTbC2SE
— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) January 31, 2018