Police are investigating after suspected explosives were discovered in a vehicle at the Ambassador Bridge.
On Monday morning, Windsor Police closed both directions of the Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor, Ontario to Detroit, Michigan, after possible explosives were discovered in a vehicle secondary inspection area at the facility.
Here’s some more information from the US Dept of Transportation about economic impact of the Ambassador Bridge being closed
“27 % of the approx. $400 billion in annual trade between Canada and the U.S. crosses here. Almost 3.5 million commercial vehicles used the bridge in 2000. pic.twitter.com/VddcwGx7nR
— Jason Viau (@JasonViauCBC) October 4, 2021
Authorities evacuated the area and then closed the bridge in both directions.
“No threat was associated to this & this is believed to be an isolated incident,” Windsor Police said. “No direct threats were made specific to places or persons. The threat of the possible explosives located is still being actively investigated at this time.”
Shortly after noon, the Ambassador Bridge reopened to traffic.
#AmbassadorBridge from Canada to U.S. is now open with access off of Wyandotte Street West only.
— Windsor Police (@WindsorPolice) October 4, 2021