Update 5:28 pm:

The highway has now reopened to traffic after being closed for several hours.

Update 5:23 pm:

Drive BC is reporting the Ferry and Highway 16 intersection is expected to reopen at 6:00 pm.

The area has been closed to traffic since about 1:33 pm.

The next update will be at 5:30.

Original:

Prince George RCMP say an incident near Highway 16 near Ferry Avenue will take ‘multiple’ hours to clear.

Corporal Craig Douglass told MyPGNow.com 35-thousand pounds of steel rebar fell from a flatbed truck.

Officials received the report of a hazard on the road at approximately 1:33 pm.

The public is asked to avoid the area as significant delays are expected.

No injuries were reported.

A further update will be provided when the scene has cleared.