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Michigan Governor Urging Canadian Authorities To Reopen Ambassador, Blue Water Bridges

Thursday February 10th, 2022, 12:42pm


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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling on Canadian authorities to resolve the blockage and reopen both the Ambassador and Blue Water bridges

“My message is simple,” Whitmer said in a statement. “Reopen traffic on the bridge. In Michigan, our economy continues to grow because of our hardworking people and innovative small businesses. Now, that momentum is at risk. Commercial traffic is at a standstill at the Ambassador Bridge and heavily backed up at the Blue Water Bridge.”

Whitmer says the blockade is significantly affecting families in Michigan.

“The blockade is having a significant impact on Michigan’s working families who are just trying to do their jobs,” she said. “Our communities and automotive, manufacturing and agriculture businesses are feeling the effects. It’s hitting paychecks and production lines. That is unacceptable.”

“The Ambassador Bridge is the busiest land border crossing in North America, used by tens of thousands of commuters and truck drivers carrying hundreds of millions of dollars of goods every day,” the statement continued. “Countless Michiganders rely on this daily flow of goods and people to get things done.”

“It is imperative that Canadian local, provincial, and national governments de-escalate this economic blockade,” Whitmer said. “They must take all necessary and appropriate steps to immediately and safely reopen traffic so we can continue growing our economy, supporting good-paying jobs and lowering costs for families.”

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