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75-minute delay at Ambassador bridge results in major truck traffic

Truck traffic on Huron Church Road backed up from the Ambassador Bridge all the way to Highway 401 Thursday afternoon.

Check out a time lapse video of trucks backed up all the way to Highway 401

Truck traffic time lapse

CBC News Windsor

2 years ago
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Check out this time lapse video of trucks backed up along Huron Church Road from the Ambassador Bridge all the way to Highway 401. (Rose St-Pierre/Radio-Canada) 0:34

Truck traffic on Huron Church Road is backed up from the Ambassador Bridge all the way to Highway 401 Thursday afternoon.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as of 5 p.m. there were 75-minute delays for commerical vehicles entering Detroit by bridge. There were also delays Wednesday afternoon at around 3 p.m., with a 80-minute wait time for commercial vehicles.

One truck driver told Radio-Canada that it took him three hours to cross the bridge — a big difference from the typical 30-minute crossing he's used to.

Due to the U.S. government shutdown, border officers aren't responding to media inquiries. It's unlcear as to what exactly is causing the delay.

Commercial vehicles are facing 75- to 80-minute delays on the Ambassador Bridge when crossing into Michigan. (Jason Viau/CBC)

According to CBP, there are currently no delays for passenger vehicles on the bridge.

Wait times at the Detroit-Windsor tunnel are 15 minutes for both commercial and passenger vehicles.

With files from Jason Viau and Rose St-Pierre

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