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 people in North Prospect say they do not want to leave as the local housing association continues its regeneration.
A chilly start with bright spells and scattered showers. These will gradually ease off through the afternoon.
It will be cold and windy, with sunny spells and wintry showers gradually turning back to rain and slowly easing through the afternoon.