REXTON, NB–Reports this morning from Rexton indicate that shale gas protests are getting a little bit heated this morning.
The New Brunswick RCMP have issued a release stating that they have closed Highway 134 near Route 11 in Rexton this morning as they enforce a court injunction. Route 11 is also closed between Richibucto and Ste-Anne-de-Kent.
An RCMP Spokesperson says the road has been closed to ensure public safety, and it will remain closed.
Traffic is currently being rerouted.
SWN Resources obtained a court injunction earlier this month and last week it was extended an additional ten days. SWN will return to Moncton court tomorrow..
Protesters have been blocking Highway 134 since earlier this month and have also blocked a area where SWN Resources is storing its equipment.