Canada border authorities recommend best times to cross from Ogdensburg and Massena this holiday weekend
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 11:44 am

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is anticipating heavy traffic volumes at the Massena-Cornwall and Ogdensburg-Prescott ports of entry this upcoming Black Friday and U.S. Thanksgiving weekend.

The CBSA would like to remind travelers to plan their border crossings to avoid delays by traveling outside of peak traffic periods if possible, and to check border wait times on the CBSA’s Web site, http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/, or on Twitter at http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/new-neuf/twitter-eng.html.

CBSA projects some peak traffic times so that travelers can avoid them.

Prescott port of entry peak traffic volumes are anticipated between noon and 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, between 4 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and between noon and 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, when border wait times may exceed 60 minutes.

Cornwall port of entry peak traffic volumes are anticipated to be between noon and 8 p.m. Friday, between noon and 8 p.m. Saturday, and between 2 and 10 p.m. Sunday, when border wait times may exceed 60 minutes.

Travelers can also help speed up processing by ensuring that they have proper identification for everyone in the vehicle readily available upon arrival at the primary inspection booth, and have receipts for purchases in hand.