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.
“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.”
Chwk RCMP and Fire Dept are on scene in the 46200 blk of Yale Rd after receiving a report of a suspicious package at Canada Post. Police have closed Nowell Street between Yale Rd and Victoria Ave. Hazardous material experts are being dispatched. pic.twitter.com/IRUt57lHTB
— Upper Fraser Valley RCMP (@UFVRD_RCMP) August 22, 2022
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