The Ambassador Bridge has been reopened after a Canadian trucker protest prompted an hours-long shutdown.
The convoy of drivers reached the Windsor-Detroit border on Monday, prompting a shutdown of the Ambassador Bridge at around 8 p.m. on February 7th.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, the bridge was shut down and traffic was redirected to the Detroit-Windsor tunnel after the large number of trucks participating in the Canadian convoy created backups and gridlock in the area. The demonstration even spilled out onto Interstate 75 in Detroit as the group protested against vaccine mandates.
Protester says they’re staying put. pic.twitter.com/O2YWsZXQ0o— Jacob Barker (@JacobBarkerCBC) February 7, 2022
At one point, protestors told CBC News that they had no intention of leaving anytime soon, but as of Tuesday morning, February 8th, US bound traffic was open on the Ambassador Bridge and can be accessed from the Wyandotte Street west entrance.
U.S. bound is open at the Ambassador Bridge and can be accessed from the Wyandotte St. West entrance. dg 12833.— Windsor Police (@WindsorPolice) February 8, 2022