Thursday, September 2, 2010

Heavy Border Traffic Expected for Labor Day Weekend

(Debbie Townsend — The Bellingham Herald)

Expect heavy traffic at all border crossings throughout this weekend as both the U.S. and Canada have national holidays Monday, Sept. 6.

Canadians also celebrate Labor Day, called Labour Day there. Like in the U.S., it’s considered the last hoorah of summer, and many services and businesses are closed, though lots of restaurants and retail shopping remain open. Call ahead if you’re unsure about a business’ status.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a reminder to travelers to have all their documents needed to cross the border and to plan extra time for border backups. Crossings usually are busiest from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For updates on border traffic, go to