Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver is currently closed between Roche Pt. Road and Dollar Road, after a military ordnance was found in the area.
Delays can be expected for four hours.
A historical ordnance bought as a novelty may in fact be a hazard, police earlier said, but it has now been been identified as a military ordnance.
Explosive disposal unit is en route to assess the item and ensure it is rendered safe, police say.
“Canadian Armed Forces personnel will be required to assess and ensure the item is safe. As such RCMP explosives disposal unit will not attend; CAF experts are required. Sorry, but expect delays in the area for four plus hours,” North Van RCMP said.