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Ambassador Bridge Closed to Canadian-Bound Traffic Due to Protestors

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According to Channel 7 News/WXYZ TV/Detroit, the Ambassador Bridge is open for traffic to enter Detroit, Michigan from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. But traffic cannot travel across the bridge from Detroit into Windsor; the entry point into Canada is temporarily closed.

The Ambassador Bridge connects Detroit and Windsor over the Detroit River.

Today is the fourth day that protestors, called the Freedom Convoy, have resulted in a very slow entry and significant traffic back-ups from Windsor into Detroit and no entry from Detroit into Windsor.

The members of the Freedom Convoy are a group of truckers protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions.

There is no indication that the Freedom Convoy will be letting up anytime soon.

The Windsor Police are on the Canadian side of the bridge making sure that everyone remains safe and that protests remain peaceful.

The Windsor Police are advising travelers to avoid the Ambassador Bridge even if they are trying to get into the U.S. because, despite entry into Detroit remaining open, the presence of the Freedom Convoy is making it difficult to get to the access point.

According to the experts at Fortune Magazine, the interruption on the Ambassador Bridge is having an impact on the auto manufacturers in both the United States and Canada.

On a regular day, about $350 million in goods passes through the Ambassador Bridge. Many of those goods pertain to the auto industry.

Interruption in trade due to the Freedom Convoy is hurting not just the auto companies, but also their workers, suppliers, and customers.

What do you think about the Freedom Convoy?

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