UPDATE: Vernon RCMP block road near found mortar

UPDATE: Vernon RCMP block road near found mortar

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are on the scene for a live mortar that has been located.

Updated 4:47 p.m.

The City of Vernon has sent out a press release saying the temporary detours in effect on Commonage Road are related to “unplanned circumstances relating to construction on Mission Road.”

Mission Road will be detoured at 15th Avenue and closed at the DND Park entrance.

Commonage Road will be detoured at Bench Row Road and closed at Allan Brooks Way.

Large trucks are to use Highway 97 to access Vernon.

It is expected that the detour will be in effect until Saturday.

Updated: 4:05 p.m.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are on the scene for a live mortar that has been located between the army camp and Allan Brooks Way on Mission Road in Vernon.

“The road will remain closed,” the RCMP said in a tweet. “DND will attend to dismantle the device safely. Avoid the area.”

The road is blocked on 34th Street by Emmanuel Baptist Church. Traffic is being rerouted down 15th Avenue.

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