Chilliwack RCMP at Chilliwack Post Office after report of suspicious package. (RCMP)

Chilliwack RCMP at Chilliwack Post Office after report of suspicious package. (RCMP)

UPDATE: Downtown Chilliwack post office cleared after suspicious package causes shutdown

Officials closed Nowell Street off in downtown Chilliwack between Yale Road and Victoria Avenue

Report of suspicious package received by Canada Post had part of Nowell Street in downtown Chilliwack shut down for safety reasons Monday afternoon (Aug. 22).

Chilliwack RCMP and Chilliwack Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the scene Nowell Street and Yale Road over the lunch hour where the post office entrance was closed with yellow police tape.

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“Hazardous material experts are being dispatched,” according to the tweet from the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment.

Officials closed Nowell Street between Yale Road and Victoria Avenue to await the haz-mat experts.

The RCMP tweeted just after 4 p.m. that the situation had been resolved.

“Chilliwack RCMP have cleared the Canada Post location on Yale Rd. The RCMP thank the public and those affected in the area for their patience during this investigation.”

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