Border at Emerson, Man., reopened after storm triggered problems at crossing

The border at Emerson, Man., is open again after a storm in the United States left travellers stuck on the Canadian side earlier in the day Thursday.

Interstate 29 in North Dakota had been shut down earlier Thursday because of bad weather

The border crossing at Emerson, Man., seen in this file photo, was temporarily closed on Thursday due to a storm. (Ron Boileau/CBC)

The border at Emerson, Man., is open again after a storm in the United States left travellers stuck on the Canadian side earlier in the day Thursday.

A winter storm in the U.S.Thursday morning shut down Interstate 29 in North Dakota — which extends to Manitoba's Highway 75 — prompting the Canada Border Services Agency to temporarily close the crossing at Emerson.

The CBSA said the border reopened as of 1 p.m.

"Normal operations have now resumed for traveller traffic at the Emerson port of entry, which recently experienced a service disruption," reads the release.

"We thank you for your patience and for helping us to minimize the impact of this border service disruption."