Oklahoma tornado relief finally clears U.S. border in Windsor
The aid truck bound for Oklahoma to help tornado victims has successfully crossed the border.
The refrigerated truck carrying 20,000 kilograms of supplies, including food and other goods had been in Leamington since last Wednesday, after being denied entry by U.S. Customs.
Canadian federal officials worked on the issue with the American embassy, clearing the path.
The truck crossed the border around 8 p.m. Saturday.
Volunteers say all the food on board should still be good.
- A previous version of this article said the truck was held at the U.S. border because U.S. President Barack Obama had not declared Moore, Okla., a disaster area. In fact, Obama had declared a disaster area May 20. 2013. The truck arrived at the border Friday morning and cleared Saturday at 8 p.m.Jun 09, 2014 2:46 PM ET