Wednesday marked Day Three of a standstill on two major bridges between Michigan and Canada that serve as a vital link for commerce between the two.
Traffic has been stopped for much of the week on Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge, causing massive delays in both the U.S. and Canada. Michigan Agri-Business Association President Chuck Lippstreu told Bridge Michigan that the partnership between the two is incredibly important to farmers in The Great Lakes State.
The convoy at the heart of the controversy, which calls itself the Freedom Convoy, was launched in response to new rules that took effect on January 22 requiring full vaccination status for truckers entering either country.
Trucking traffic was quickly rerouted to the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, which just as quickly became the second scene of backups by the convoy.