The residents of eighty homes had to be moved out to safety as explosives experts was drafted in to blow up what's described as a suspicious item at a house.
Part of Warmley near Bristol was cordoned off. People were told to gather at a nearby supermarket cafe or relocate to the homes of family or friends.
A man's been arrested in Somerset in connection with the incident.
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Some 20% of carriageways in England and Wales have less than five years of life remaining before they become unusable, researchers said.
Icy conditions expected after a freezing night. The far west will enjoy sunny spells while the rest of the region sees increasing cloud.
Icy conditions expected after a freezing night. Early cloud will break up leaving sunny spells, light winds and temperatures at 8 degrees.