The City of Winnipeg has announced the southbound stretch of road at 208 Princess will be closed until further notice.

This area of Chinatown is closed due to the unsafe condition of an area building.

The city was "made aware of an incident in the building that has resulted in an unsafe condition" resulting in the decision to close the road and sidewalk. Crews will be inspecting the building and creating plans to reverse the environmental damage.

There are three churches on the street that will be directly affected by the closure.

Motorists are asked to use alternative routes. Crosswalks will be open on the east side of Princess Street.