Almost 400 semi trucks were backed up at the Manitoba side of the US, Canada border on Monday after blizzard related highway closures.
Highway 75 was shut down over the weekend due to blizzard conditions. Although the highway was reopened by Monday morning, trucks looking to enter the US were backed up at the border from the night before, reported CBC.
“Typically, Mondays are our busiest day for commercial traffic, so that compounded the problem,” said Jason Givens, a spokesperson from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“With more trucks arriving one after another as I kept driving north towards Winnipeg, passing more 18-wheel trucks all heading to that one big traffic jam,” said one motorist who saw the line of big rigs first hand.
“I’m sure the wait time to get through the border is four hours, maybe.I just feel bad for the truck drivers joining the lineup … they’re heading down to this massive wait at the border.”