UPDATE: West Shore RCMP have safely taken the person in crisis into custody and are on their way to provide that individual with the necessary care. The highway is being reopened.

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The Trans Canada Highway is closed in both directions as West Shore RCMP deal with an ongoing incident.

In a tweet, RCMP said they closed the highway as they assist someone in crisis.

“Please use patience as we attempt to de-escalate the situation,” said West Shore RCMP in their tweet.

Police are asking people to use alternate routes as they assist a distraught person on the Helmcken Road overpass.

More to come.

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