Thursday, September 28

Ambassador Bridge officially reopens after 7 days of protest

Windsor — Hours after Canadian police removed protesters camped nearly a week near the Ambassador Bridge, a critical US-Canadian border crossing, the bridge reopened for traffic and commerce, the company that owns the bridge and Canadian authorities said.

“The Detroit International Bridge Company is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Bridge is now fully open allowing the free flow of commerce between the Canada and US economies once again,” said Esther Jentzen, a representative for the bridge, in an email at 11: 05 pm “This action follows a state of emergency declared in Ontario and an injunction granted by an Ontario judge which took effect Friday.”

At nearly midnight, the Canada Border Services Agency announced normal border processing had summarized at the bridge.

“Non-essential travel is not advised,” it tweeted.

With those announcements, the agency’s website for border wait times displayed “No delay” for entry to the Ambassador Bridge for the first time in a week.

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