Supporters of trucker convoy delay traffic at Ambassador Bridge – Canada’s busiest border crossing
Due to trucker convoy, police advising truckers to re-route to Port Huron/Sarnia (Blue Water Bridge), which is causing delays there as well
Traffic entering and leaving Canada along the Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor, Ont., to Detroit was being blocked by protesters Monday night, with the demonstration showing no signs of ending.
Demonstrators waving Canadian flags and bearing slogans on their vehicles demanding an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates arrived at the bridge on Monday afternoon. They told CBC News that they had no plans to leave the bridge Monday night.
Similar protests played out across Canada over the weekend as convoys of vehicles blocked city streets and highways
Ontario Provincial Police in Essex County issued a release Monday evening saying that as of 8 p.m., the bridge was “not accessible” in either direction. The release cautioned drivers to avoid the area if possible and advised those needing to cross into the U.S. to use the Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia, about 155 kilometres northeast of Windsor.
The Ambassador Bridge is one of the busiest international land border crossings in Canada and a major route for transport trucks.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) told motorists Monday afternoon to cross into Detroit from Windsor using the tunnel, which is located about three kilometres east of the bridge along the Detroit River.
The CBSA also recommended that commercial trucks reroute to Blue Water Bridge.
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Source: CBC News
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