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Computer glitch causes truck back ups on border bridges

A Canadian government computer glitch backed up trucks along the entire northern border at mid-day Tuesday before being resolved early in the afternoon.

General Manager Ron Rienas of the Peace Bridge Authority said “extensive delays” resulted in truck lanes only after problems with Customs and Border Protection computers began about 11:15 a.m. and were not resolved until about 12:30 p.m.

“This happens periodically, and it affected the entire border,” Reinas said, pointing to similar problems at other key border crossings such as the Lewiston-Queenston, Ambassador and Blue Water bridges.

He said the 75-minute problem resulted in truck delays that were expected to take several hours to resolve.