Some Winnipeg roads have been reopened after an early morning police incident shut them down.
Winnipeg police say they were alerted to a suspicious item in the area of Dufferin and Robinson around 5:00 a.m. Sunday.
"We proceeded with an abundance of caution," says Constable Rob Carver.
"The area has now been declared safe and opened back up," he says.
Around 7:00 a.m., Winnipeg police asked the public to avoid certain North End streets in a tweet.
Dufferin Avenue between King Street and Aikens Street was affected, as was Robinson Street between Dufferin Avenue and Jarvis Street.
The following road closures are in effect until further notice due to an incident: Dufferin Ave between King St & Aikins St and Robinson St between Dufferin Ave & Jarvis St. Please do not attend the area at this time.— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) September 20, 2020
"Please do not attend the area at this time," the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) asked.
As of 10:50 a.m., police tweeted the areas had been reopened.
Traffic is now open in the Dufferin Ave / Robinson St area and the incident has been concluded. Thank you for your cooperation.— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) September 20, 2020
"Traffic is now open in the Dufferin Ave / Robinson St area and the incident has been concluded. Thank you for your cooperation," the tweet says.