A freeway on-ramp in La Mesa was closed for two hours Monday after a suspicious device was spotted in the area.
Yellow caution tape blocked off the ramp from Grossmont Center Drive to eastbound Interstate 8.
The device was reported just before 10:30 a.m. Bomb technicians sent a robot to investigate the object around 11:30 a.m., which turned out to be two pipes wrapped in duct tape, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Authorities determined the object was safe and reopened the ramp just after 12:30 p.m.
No evacuations were issued, and no injuries were reported.