No reports of injuries after tree limb drops on 16 Avenue in South Surrey

Police say nothing ‘sinister’ behind early-morning debris that blocked road just east of 176 Street

A tree branch across 16 Avenue caused traffic concerns this morning, but no injuries.

According to Surrey RCMP Const. Richard Wright, police were alerted to a downed limb on the thoroughfare, just east of 176 Street, just after 6 a.m. Thursday.

Officers attended the scene, as well as firefighters and BC Hydro crews, Wright said.

Traffic was reportedly blocked in both directions.

Wright did not have information on what caused the branch to fall, however, “it doesn’t look to be sinister,” he said.

The limb did, however, take down a utility line, he said, and BC Hydro crews remained on the scene to address the damage.

“It’s all in the hands of hydro at this point,” Wright said.

In an 11 a.m. update to Peace Arch News, BC Hydro spokesperson Tanya Fish said the damaged wire was not a power line, but that hydro crews did clear the scene of the debris. That work was complete by 7 a.m., she added.

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

Just Posted

Surrey Police’s role in Barnston Island still needs ‘to be looked at’

Surrey RCMP polices unincorporated island a short ferry ride across Parson’s Channel

Surrey looking into reducing residential speed limits

Surrey city council on Feb. 24 approved five ‘key pillars’ of a Surrey Transportation Plan

Fate of five-district policing model in Surrey rests with new police board

Whalley/City Centre, Guildford/Fleetwood, Newton, Cloverdale, and South Surrey districts formed under McCallum’s watch in 1998

Notorious South Surrey fugitive captured in California to face murder trial in Canada

Brandon Nathan Teixeira submitted to extradition during court proceedings Thursday in Sacramento

Better Nudes Gardens at White Rock’s Pop-Uptown Gallery

Figurative studies, floral images, vintage wareables abound in exhibit

Toddler killed in Squamish grocery store parking lot

Child’s mother taken to hospital but her condition is not known

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

B.C. mother, daughter return home after coronavirus quarantine in Asia

Jensine Morabito and her daughter were on Holland America’s Westerdam but did not catch the virus

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

X-Site Energy Services has denied having anything to do with the stickers

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

Most Read

l -->