UPDATE: Mail delivery returns as white powder at Cloverdale post office reported harmless

Surrey RCMP received report of white powder from a package at 5:35 a.m.

  • Nov. 19, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Residents of Cloverdale and those on rural routes in Surrey and Langley may get their mail late on Wednesday, due to an evacuation of the Cloverdale post office for several hours on Wednesday morning.

At approximately 5:35 a.m. this morning, Surrey RCMP received a report from the Cloverdale Canada Post office regarding a large amount of white powder that fell from a package to the floor.

The precaution of evacuating the building took place and the Surrey Fire Department Hazmat team was called to  attempt to determine what the substance was, and whether the substance is dangerous.

Surrey RCMP were on site to assist with the evacuation and any other tasks that the fire department requires. There were been no injuries and no one has been taken to hospital. Contrary to some reports, there was no explosion of any kind.

After Surrey Fire Dept. Hazmat team entered the building to determine what the substance was after 8 a.m., it was determined that the powder was a harmless veterinary substance.

The Cloverdale post office is the point where rural route carriers pick up mail for delivery to routes in Surrey and some parts of Langley.

 

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: The day 28,000 Lollapalooza-goers rocked Cloverdale in 1994

Fans share memories of drugs, bad Smashing Pumpkins, Nick Cave walk-off and ‘letdown’ of Surrey date

Surrey veteran feels pinch from COVID-19 after cancelled surgery

Caught between two countries, and low income, soldier feels he’s been forgotten

Surrey parents, students navigate remote learning during COVID-19

The Surrey school district teachers are slowly rolling out plans for new way of educating

Two people fined for trying to re-sell N95 and surgical masks in Delta

Police confiscated over 5,000 masks and are working with Fraser Health to see them put to good use

Peace Arch News ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers

White Rock resident hopes front-page note shines light on revenue loss during COVID-19 crisis

VIDEO: ‘Used gloves and masks go in the garbage,’ says irked B.C. mayor

Health officials have said single-use gloves won’t do much to curb the spread of COVID-19

Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Desperation has kicked in’ for vulnerable, undocumented workers unable to access help

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Vancouver man, 21, charged after mother found dead in Squamish home

Ryan Grantham, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder

Fraser Valley’s tulips fields off limits to visitors due to COVID-19

Abbotsford and Chilliwack tulip farmers have announced their festival season won’t go ahead

Don’t stop going to the doctor, just do it virtually: B.C. association

Doctors encourage patients to access telephone, online visits

Most Read