CBP issues a statement on the temporary closure of the World Trade Bridge:
Due to power outages, flooding and structural damage sustained from heavy rains and high winds on Sunday, May 21, by joint agreement between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Laredo Port of Entry and Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT), Aduana Mexico and the cities of Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, cargo operations will be temporarily suspended at World Trade Bridge effective on Monday, May 22, 2017. Commercial traffic will be rerouted to the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge. Please stay tuned for updates regarding business resumption at World Trade Bridge. As provided for by bi-national business resumption plans, CBP and SAT will work collaboratively to prioritize FAST, perishable, and medical related shipments as truck lanes become operational at WTB.
Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Customs and Border Protection