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REPORTING · 1st November 2010
Merv Ritchie
Updated

The Terrace RCMP are not talking except to call it a police incident. Late last evening Highway 16 East of Terrace was closed. Various media have reported armed officers on the highway and citizens have called us and stated someone was shooting at cars travelling down the highway with a high powered rifle.

Terrace RCMP spokesman Cindy Nunes stated she could neither confirm nor deny these reports. She stated she had also heard these reports but only from other media; she had not received any such reports from her own compatriots.

Last evening it was confirmed the area this incident was taking place was between Cedarvale, B.C. and Chimdemash Creek. Click here to see a map of the location of Chimdemash.

If anyone has pictures of the officers or the scene, we would be pleased to post them for the general public.

In a news release issued this morning the RCMP released this single statement.

The Terrace RCMP are advising the public of a required road closure along Hwy 16 both directions from Terrace to Kitwanga due to a police incident. A piloted detour is available via Hwy 37, the Nass Forest Service Road and Nisga'a Hwy 113. Please refer to www.drivebc.ca for further details.

Currently, 10:00 am Monday, Drive BC reports;
Highway 16 closed in both directions from Terrace to Kitwanga due to Police Incident. A piloted detour route is available via Hwy 37, the Nass Forest Service Road and Nisga'a Hwy 113. Eastbound openings from Nass Camp 11 km east of New Aiyansh at 8 am, 12 noon and 4 pm. Westbound openings from the intersection of Hwy 37 and the Nass FSR (approx 70 km north of Kitwanga) at 10 am, 2 pm and 6 pm. Updated on Mon Nov 1 at 7:41 am.

Below is a note received by a reader

My wife my daughter and my grandaughter were coming back from PG tonight when they hit a road closure at Kitwanga Junction.
They were told the road was closed that somebody was shooting at People and either go back to Hazelton,Smithers or take the Cranberry Connector which added 4 more hours of driving which put them and many other travelers into Kitimat at around 1:00 am in the morning instead of being home at Supper time.

Could you please find out exactly what was going there and print it ty.

Wolf Schmidt
Monday November 10 2010
this being 12:01 and I am still waiting for my family to come home.