Strike at Canadian border causes massive traffic backup on Michigan freeways
“Unfortunately, this is a very perishable industry. It’s commodity dependent and we have commodities that are sensitive enough that we start seeing diminished quality,” said Bill Loupee. We don’t have time to have trucks to sit at the border for 24-48 hours. It’s just not an option.”
US-Canada border travel restrictions extended through May 21, 2021
“I have family in St. Clair Shores. I can’t get in my car and cross by myself to go see my family,” St. Louis said. “But I can get on a plane through Toronto with thousands of people on a crowded flight to fly to Detroit. Like, does that make any sense?”
Despite travel restrictions, more than 80 guns seized at Michigan ports of entry this year
DETROIT Since COVID-19 travel restrictions began March 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Michigan ports of entry have seized more weapons than they did in all of 2019. That includes pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns and more. With so many weapons seized at the border with restricted travel, Local 4 Defenders want to know how could this be happening? In 2019, only 62 firearms were seized. So far this year, 81 firearms and 4,000 rounds of ammunition have been seized during a period of restricted travel due to COVID-19.
All lanes of Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to be open for Thanksgiving weekend travel
DETROIT – All lanes of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will be open for travel this Thanksgiving weekend. The tunnel has been experiencing intermittent closures for a $22 million renovation project. The tunnel is scheduled to close one more time this year, from 9 p.m. Dec. 5 to 5 a.m. Dec. 6. Travelers who will be crossing the border are urged to have all required documents ready when they arrive to speed up the process. Travelers are also encouraged to give themselves extra time, as border crossing times are expected to be increased during the holiday.