Considerable law enforcement resources were deployed Monday on Highway 59 just south of Roseau River in connection with an ongoing investigation.
Numerous police cruisers and several armoured vehicles attended the scene, and officers from the Steinbach and Morris detachments created a large security perimeter.
A Manitoba RCMP spokesperson didn’t disclose the nature of the investigation, but said the situation poses no threat to public safety.
Highway 59 was closed "for safety reasons," the spokesperson added. A detour is in effect.
RCMP are asking the public to avoid the area while officers complete their investigation.
Update - Tues. Mar. 24, 8:58 a.m. - date correction.