UPDATED: Dilworth bomb scare resolved
(UPDATED 12:30 PM)
Enterprise Way between Leckie Road and Hunter Road has been re-opened following a bomb scare in the area.
Just after 10:15 a.m. members of the RCMP officers responded to a report of a device, that closely resembled an explosive device, in the trunk of a vehicle parked along the 2400 block of Enterprise Way.
“The initial report to police prompted an immediate shut down of the surrounding roads and businesses in the area were evacuated,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster of the Kelowna RCMP.
“Members of the Kelowna Fire Department and BC Ambulance Service were placed on standby to assist if required.”
The RCMP's Explosives Disposal Unit and Police Dog Service assisted in the investigation and confirmed that the device is not an explosive and does not pose a threat. Police say the public is safe to return to the area.
“We are appreciative of the cooperation of the evacuees as it allowed us to secure a timely and safe investigation,” said Foster.
(UPDATED 11:50 AM)
Kelowna RCMP officers are reportedly investigating a bomb threat at a Dilworth car dealership.
The 2400 block of Enterprise Way between Leckie and Hunter has been shutdown and people are being evacuated from the area.
Among the businesses ordered to evacuate is Kelowna Capitanl News, which is reporting that a suspicious item was found at Kelowna Chrysler.
Pedesitrians are being advised to stay away from the area and motorists are asked to find alternate routes.
It is unclear how long the road will remain closed.
The Kelowna RCMP have responded to report of a suspicious circumstance in the 2400 block of Enterprise Way.
The investigation has required the area be shut down causing closures to the main roads.
The roads include Enterprise Way between Leckie Road and Hunter Road, Kelowna.
Police are requesting that the public stay away from the area and use alternate routes for vehicular and pedestrian travel.
The length of time these closures will remain in effect is unknown.
More to come...