Holiday traffic expected to cause extended weekend border delays

Published on Wed, Nov 7, 2012
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding drivers planning to cross the border this weekend to be prepared for holiday traffic.

Many people have a three-day weekend in observation of Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the U.S. on November 11.  

To avoid long delays, border crossers may want to use the nearby and less heavily traveled port of entry at Sumas on State Highway 9 with a newly constructed NEXUS lane operating between 7 a.m. 
and 7 p.m. seven days a week.  The Lynden port of entry is also available from 8 a.m. until midnight on State Highway 539.  

Ready lanes are open at Peace Arch (8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday) and Lynden (noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday) for those travelers with RFID-enabled cards. 

CBP officials continually monitor border crossing times at area ports of entry and plan to fully staff all inspection lanes during peak periods to maintain the flow of traffic.

For current wait times, visit wsdot.com/traffic/border.