Traffic congestion surrounding Pacific Highway Border protest – UPDATED

Surrey, BC – 2022-02-13 14:48 PST – Surrey RCMP is confirming that four people have been taken into custody for Mischief at the protests taking place near the Pacific Highway Border Crossing.

In addition, some of the vehicles and protestors who stayed overnight Saturday have now packed up and left the area.

The area near the border remains blocked off by police on 176 Street and feeder routes, and the border crossing remains closed at this time.

The public is asked to continue to avoid the area. The road closures listed earlier remain in effect.

BACKGROUND

Surrey, BC – Surrey RCMP is updating the public on the situation near the Pacific Highway Border Crossing.

There is significant traffic congestion on 176 Street near 8 Avenue and the Surrey RCMP is advising drivers to stay away from the area. Additionally, crowds are beginning to dissipate however there are still a number of individuals on foot in the area.

Although protestors have been mainly peaceful, a few vehicles have breached police barricades, driving the wrong way down 176 Street.

While no injuries were reported as a result of the incident, this had the potential for harm to pedestrians and first responders. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated and is being investigated.

RCMP Vehicle
File Photo – RCMP Vehicle

Surrey RCMP is working together with other provincial and federal RCMP units as well as the Canada Border Services Agency in response to this situation. The RCMP’s objective is to restore the orderly flow of traffic in the safest manner possible.

Members of the public are encouraged to check for road closure information on Drivebc.ca, and monitor local media for information and alternate routes, as there is significant traffic delays in all surrounding areas.

Surrey RCMP

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