Saturday, June 12, 2010
Hands Across the Border closes Peace Arch crossing
The Peace Arch border crossing between Douglas, BC and Blaine, WA will be closed on Sunday, June 13 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
The closure is for the annual Hands Across the Border celebration. Both the northbound (I-5) and southbound (Highway 99) lanes will be closed during the event. Drivers will be detoured to the SR 543/Highway 15 crossing, which is one mile away.
If you're crossing the border on Sunday, consider traveling early or late and using one of the other border crossings: Lynden/Aldergrove or Sumas/Huntingdon
Keep an eye on backups and wait times at all four border crossings with Washington State Department of Transportation's Canadian Border Traffic website.
A view of Semiahmoo Resort from Amtrak Cascades in Blaine, WA
Photo by Sue Frause