The bomb was being dealt with by experts from the Royal Logistics Corps
A cordon remains in place in Southampton after an unexploded German World War II bomb was found at a building site.
Hampshire police said the 45kg (100lb) device was found by construction workers in London Road at 1005 GMT.
A 200m (220yd) area was cordoned off and buildings evacuated.
Some people are now being allowed back in but the device is still being inspected by a team from the Royal Engineers who hope to move it soon.
Office workers and other people were being allowed back into the cordoned off area if they had a legitimate reason to go back.
London Road consists mainly of bars, clubs, shops, offices and some flats. There are no reports of any injuries.