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(Updated) – Roads Re-opened: Suspicious Package Prompts Evacuations and Road Closures in Guelph’s North End


Police have reopened several roads in the north end, including a segment of Woodlawn Road, after investigating a suspicious package on Tuesday morning.

The roads were closed for nearly three hours.

According to a social media post by Guelph police, the package has been determined to be non-suspicious.


Several businesses have been evacuated, and multiple roads closed in Royal City on Tuesday morning as Guelph Police respond to a suspicious package in the city’s north end.

The focal point of the police investigation is the intersection of Woodlawn Road West and Silvercreek Parkway.

Employees from Canada Post, located on Woodlawn, have reported that their premises are among those evacuated.

Businesses within a 300-metre radius have been evacuated. Approximately 24 Canada Post employees are now assembled in the parking lot of the Splittsville bowling alley on Woodlawn. Entry to the plaza is only accessible from the north. 


The bomb squad is expected to arrive from Waterloo Regional Police.

The affected roads are listed as follows:

  • Woodlawn Road West, from Dawson to the Hanlon Expressway
  • Silvercreek Parkway, from Campbell to Fair
  • Fair Road, from Silvercreek to Arrow

Authorities have confirmed that there have been no injuries related to this incident. 

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