Tractor-trailers make way en masse to Peace Bridge
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC) — A massive amount of tractor-trailers are crossing the Peace Bridge Wednesday night.
As of 11 p.m. the Peace Bridge Authority was estimating a one-hour 27-minute wait for cars and a one-hour 57-minute wait for trucks to cross Its live cameras showed a seemingly never-ending line of tractor-trailers at the U.S. Inspection Plaza and the Bridge Deck to Canada.
This comes just one day after the "Freedom Convoy" of truckers protesting against COVID vaccine mandates formed a blockade at the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Wednesday, that blockade forced a shutdown of a Ford plant and drawing condemnation from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The blockades in Windsor and Ottawa are endangering jobs, impeding trade, threatening the economy, and obstructing our communities. They must stop. I spoke about that with @FordNation tonight – our teams will keep working to support Ontarians and get the situation under control.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 10, 2022
The Buffalo Police Department tweeted saying it expects delays to continue throughout the night and is advising drivers to avoid 190 North from the Peace Bridge to Seneca Street.
Traffic Alert: Reports of a significant tractor trailer build up on the 190 North from the Peace Bridge to Seneca Street. The situation is expected to continue throughout the night. Motorists should avoid that area & use alternate routes.— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) February 10, 2022
The New York State Thruway Authority says drivers should expect delays near Exit 9.
?? TRAFFIC ALERT – BUFFALO: Expect delays approaching I-190 exit 9 due to increased traffic approaching the Peace Bridge. Drivers seeking to enter Canada are encouraged to continue north to the Lewiston-Queenston crossing. https://t.co/h64R6YkHM6— NYS Thruway Authority (@NYSThruway) February 10, 2022