A Friendly Reminder From The C.H.P. Kids...

MEDFORD, Ore. - All Interstate 5 traffic on the Oregon-California border stopped for 2 1/2 hours Monday while police investigated a suspicious box placed under the "Welcome to California" sign.

After an investigation by a bomb technician from the Oregon State Police, the box was found to contain apparent cremated remains.

"We can't say for sure, but that's what it looks like," California Highway Patrol Sgt. Jerry Gillespie told The Mail Tribune of Medford.

Southbound traffic was closed at milepost 11 in Ashland at about 6:20 p.m., minutes after northbound traffic was halted near Hilt, according to the CHP. Hundreds of cars were left backed up in both directions.

Traffic was reopened shortly after 9 p.m., said Gillespie, who added that it is ILLEGAL TO IMPROPERLY DISPOSE OF ASHES IN THIS FASHION.

Material: katu.com