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All Canada-U.S. Western New York & Southern Ontario border crossings closed due to vehicle explosion

All Canada-U.S. Western New York & Southern Ontario border crossings closed due to vehicle explosion - Universal Logistics Trade Alerts - November 22, 2023

Toronto, November 22, 2023
All 4 Canada-U.S. international border crossings along the Niagara River (Lewiston-Queenston, Rainbow Bridge, Whirlpool, and the Peace Bridge) have been closed to traffic following a car explosion at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls. Additionally, all U.S. government offices in the areas have been evacuated.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Field Office in Buffalo, New York have issued the following statement:

The FBI Buffalo Field Office is investigating a vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge, a border crossing between the U.S. and Canada in Niagara Falls. The FBI is coordinating with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in this investigation. As this situation is very fluid, that’s all we can say at this time.”

Updates will be issued as more information is available.

For more information, please call Marion Bradnam, General Manager – Customs Services (USA) at (716) 882-4100, ext. 2601 or Lukas Hamann, Manager – Border Clearances (Canada) at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1235

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