Ontario will try to keep border traffic moving

March 20, 2003
Ontario minister of public safety and security Bob Runciman said that the Canadian province has made contigency plans to take what limited steps it can to keep truck traffic moving or at worst make the truckers comfortable if traffic backs up. Both the U.S. and Canada governments fear that truck traffic across bridges could slow to a trickle if the U.S. national terrorism alert is raised to code red,
Ontario minister of public safety and security Bob Runciman said that the Canadian province has made contigency plans to take what limited steps it can to keep truck traffic moving or at worst make the truckers comfortable if traffic backs up.

Both the U.S. and Canada governments fear that truck traffic across bridges could slow to a trickle if the U.S. national terrorism alert is raised to code red, the highest level on the scale.

"The Ontario government has made security a top priority with a special emphasis on keeping the critically important Canada-U.S. border crossings as open and free flowing as possible", says Runciman.

Security on the Canadian side of the border was also increased Wednesday, as the province declared a "Level-2" alert.

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