A body found on the road in an apparent hit and run brought traffic to a standstill on 16th Avenue at Stoney Trail in the city’s northwest.

Westbound 16th Avenue near Stoney Trail had been closed for several hours but reopened to traffic around 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Calgary Police received a call around 3 a.m. and went to investigate at which time they found the body on the road. Evidence suggests it was a hit and run.