Bor­der closed for 3 days

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Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

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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.

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