Border closed for 3 days
Last week’s unending rain took its toll on the bridge in downtown Stanstead, forcing it to be closed over the weekend. The rushing water of the Tomifobia River damaged asphalt that was supporting a rain culvert and the culvert was sinking. When the transport department first began to repair the damage, the bridge was open with one lane closed and traffic alternating. “At first we closed only one lane, but with Memorial Day on Monday, the Customs Post expected a lot of traffic so it was decided to close the bridge completely and transfer the traffic to the other crossings,” explained Helene Beauchesne of the transport department. The damage is now repaired and the bridge is open.
Last week’s heavy rains were responsible for the temporary closing of the bridge between the Canadian Customs Post and its American counterpart in downtown Stanstead.