Windsor US border crossing resumes due to traffic to the US as protests continue

Border crossing on the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor, Ontario. Detroit resumed traffic to the United States after protests against COVID-19 mandated that traffic in both directions be blocked on the evening of February 7.

Windsor Police Said on the morning of February 8th A path to the United States opens to the bridge and is accessible from the entrance to Wyandotte St. West.

At the beginning of February 8, Windsor police said more than 100 protesters remained on the scene. Officials said the demonstrations have been peaceful so far and have not been arrested.

Traffic along Huron Church Road remains congested, The police said on TwitterHe added that he would maintain a visible presence to maintain order and public security.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has listed the Ambassador Bridge as being temporarily closed on the night of February 7, both for commercial and tourist vehicles.

“Authorities can confirm that the demonstration has contributed to a significant increase in border waiting time at the Ambassador Bridge’s Immigration (POE). Travelers, including truck drivers, use other ports of entry. do it, CBSA Office and Services Directory To check time and service availability before going out “, CBSA I told CTV in a statement..

On February 7, Ontario police in Essex County sent a release telling drivers to avoid the area and ride the Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia when traveling to the United States.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that as of 9 am on February 8, there was no waiting time on the bridge from Canada to the United States.

Demonstrations blocking the busy border across North America are one of several protests across Canada in solidarity with Ottawa’s Freedom Convoy movement against federal COVID-19 vaccine obligations and restrictions.

Another blockade, which began on January 29 at the Katz border in southern Alberta, resumed after protesters said they would abandon the demonstration on February 3.

According to the RCMP in Alberta, both the north and south lanes of the Katz border were blocked due to trucks parked on Highway 4. In a Twitter post February 8th.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.

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