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Bay Bridge closed after suspicious package found; traffic jammed

Bay Bridge closed after suspicious package found; traffic jammed
The Bay Bridge was temporarily closed after a device was found near the Treasure Island exit. (Randy Pench / MCT)

A commuter nightmare was developing Friday in the Bay Area as authorities closed both directions of the Bay Bridge to check a suspicious device. [Updated: The bridge was reopened by the CHP.]

According to the California Highway Patrol, authorities were examining the a  device found near the Treasure Island exit.

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Photos showed traffic backed up both on the San Francisco and Oakland side of the bridge.

There was no word on when the bridge would reopen.

Here is an image aggregated from social media:

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