EL SOBRANTE, Calif. — Authorities are trying to determine the source of dozens of used hypodermic needles that were found on a San Francisco Bay Area roadway.
The California Highway Patrol says it received a call about the needles around 5 a.m. Tuesday. They were on a road in the city of El Sobrante.
The CHP estimated the number of needles at about 1,000, but Contra Costa County hazardous materials officials told the Contra Costa Times it was a little over 50.
The road was closed in both directions, as hazardous materials crews cleaned up the needles.