A incident requiring the deployment of the HazMat unit has shut down traffic on Hurst Way near Waverley Street..
Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service are on scene and asking the public to avoid the area, including the neighbourhood south of the Parker Lands.
A police spokesman said it remains unclear how long the roads will be closed for, adding the incident isn’t being treated as malicious.
According to the city’s website, the HazMat unit is deployed for environmental spills, accidents, disasters, criminal activities and terrorist acts.
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