The intersection at Bowen Road, Norwell Drive and the Island Highway is closed while Nanaimo RCMP investigates a three-vehicle collision involving an unmarked RCMP SUV.
Officers on scene reported no significant injuries to any of the three drivers involved in the accident, which happened shortly after 3:30 p.m.
North-bound traffic on the highway is being re-routed east onto Norwell Drive.
The intersection will be closed for some time while the collision is investigated.
Motorists should try to avoid the area if possible.