THUNDER BAY – Breaking – Thunder Bay Transit pulled off buses off of their regular routed service as of 12:30PM December 9th. The situation has Thunder Bay Police and Fire responding to what Transit are calling an emergency situation.
The word is that a threat has been declared at the Bombardier Manufacturing plant. All staff have been evacuated from the building and are on the Thunder Bay Transit buses.
At 1:22PM the report is that officials are awaiting a police liason officer and some buses will be off-loaded at Bombardier.
Officials are awaiting the arrival of the command officer.
At 1:20PM Thunder Bay Transit has reported, “After an emergency situation at Bombardier where Transit buses were used for shelter, which is the City’s emergency procedure, Transit will return to regular service schedule as of 2:30PM”.
Buses were routed over to the Bombardier facility on Montreal with passengers being dropped off scheduled routes.
The buses are being used at the Bombardier facility during what has been reported as a bomb threat. About 1300 workers, administrative staff and managers were evacuated from the plant, in many cases without their outerwear, or car keys. The transit buses were rushed to the scene to serve as shelter for the workers. The temperature was minus 23c with the windchill factored in.
At 1:15PM the reports came in that there are a number of empty buses at the Bombardier facility, and all workers have been evacuated from the building. Police have been calling for extra unneeded buses to return to service.
More details as they come in…