A major police presence Thursday morning on Rye Street as police investigated the threat of a suspicious package at the Canada Post sorting plant.
It’s reported the post office mail-sorting plant received a phone call around 8 a.m. about the package. Webber Avenue was closed from Lansdowne Street to Harper Road for the investigation. All businesses in the area, including the post office, were evacuated. About 70 postal workers waited outside for word they could return. They received orders to get out just as they were to begin sorting mail for the day.
Around 10:30 a.m, Peterborough police indicated that the Durham Regional Police Service’s canine unit was en route to the location to help with the search.
At about 12:20, the scene was cleared by police; nothing had been found. Businesses in the area have reopened.
Canada Post said given the four-hour shutdown and holiday long weekend, customers can expect some delays with mail deliveries.