CORNWALL – The flow of traffic across the Seaway International Bridge was halted Friday afternoon after an Akwesasne protest.
Cornwall police tweeted around 3:30 p.m. that the north channel of the bridge between the City of Cornwall and Cornwall Island was closed to traffic and drivers were being asked to avoid the area.
#383 – The north channel of the Seaway International Bridge has been closed to traffic. Police are in the area of Brookdale Avenue and Water Street to re-direct traffic. Please avoid the area. #Traffic pic.twitter.com/xeEtDaYgmf
— Cornwall Police Service (@cwlpolice) February 7, 2020
Seaway International Bridge Corporation spokesman Jennifer MacIsaac declined to comment on the situation, referring questions to the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS).
A small group of protesters walked across the north channel bridge around 4 p.m. carrying large placards and accompanied by about a half dozen vehicles.
The protest is part of country-wide demonstrations over the arrests at the Wet’suwet’en pipeline blockage in British Columbia.
Blockades have also stopped trains between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
The bridge has since reopened (as of 4:45 p.m.), according to MCA.