BLAINE, Wash. — The Pacific Highway (SR544) truck border crossing has been closed to all traffic today, Saturday, February 19th, in response to a protest on the Canadian side.
Today’s closure echoes a closure last weekend related to protests against Canada’s COVID-19 mandates.
Looking at traffic cameras on the US side of the border, there were no significant impacts as of 1pm but backups were visible northbound at the Blaine Peace Arch, Lynden and Sumas crossings.
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT reported nearly a 2-hour wait at the Peace Arch crossing.
UPDATE: About 8pm, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police advised all roads on their side of the border had been reopened. It appeared the border was reopened shortly after.