U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials expect increased traffic at the Ogdensburg-Prescott and Massena-Cornwall bridges over the President’s Day holiday weekend Feb. 16-18.
Travelers are encouraged to prepare for cross border activity in advance and can obtain local border traffic conditions by visiting the CBP website at www.cbp.gov.
Wait time information is updated hourly and is useful in identifying periods of light traffic/short waits.
Officials say travelers should familiarize themselves with the “Know Before You Go” section of the CBP Web site and consult the border wait times page (Know Before You Go) (Wait Times - Airport and Border).
Travelers should have their approved travel documents available for inspection and be prepared to declare all items acquired outside or being imported into the U.S.
Frequent cross-border travelers are encouraged to participate in the NEXUS program, which allows pre-screened, low-risk travelers to proceed with little or no delay into the United States and Canada. Application forms are available and travelers can apply online at www.cbp.gov. Additionally, NEXUS information is available toll-free at 1-866-NEXUS 26 (1-866-639-8726).