WINNIPEG — Traffic began flowing in both directions at the Emerson border crossing on Wednesday afternoon following nearly a week-long protest and blockade.
Since that time, only emergency vehicles and some livestock trailers were allowed to pass through into North Dakota and northbound into Manitoba.
RCMP estimated upwards of 75 vehicles, including semi-trailers, farm implements, and passenger vehicles, were involved in the blockade at the Canada/U.S. border at one point.
“Throughout the past six days, our officers continued to use open communication, and a measured approach to find a peaceful resolution to this situation. This continuous dialogue between our officers and the demonstrators enabled us to reach a resolution yesterday,” said Chief Superintendent Rob Hill, officer in charge of criminal operations for the Manitoba RCMP.
Vehicle traffic began moving again just before 12:30 p.m. Officers will remain in the area today to ensure that the highway and the border to the United States remain open and accessible to all travellers.