PHARR, Texas – The Pharr International Bridge remains closed as Customs and Border Protection continues assisting Border Patrol agents with the mass migration influx. The bridge is currently open to only commercial vehicles during certain hours of the day.
Northbound lanes at the bridge remain closed for passenger vehicles but continues to process commercial trucks. Truck drivers say the wait times have gone from two hours to eight hours.
“Six hours sometimes seven and if it goes good eight hours. Usually from seven to eight hours just to cross.” Says truck driver Miguel Lopez.
According to truck drivers, the wait times exceeded six hours last week, leaving many drivers frustrated as shipments were delayed. Some even say President Trump is to blame.
“We’ve had to deal with it for a while until, I don’t know Mr. Trump can ease up or congress can grant his wish.” Says Lopez.
CBP says northbound lanes will remain closed for passenger vehicles Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have plans to travel to Mexico using the Pharr International Bridge you may still do so as southbound lanes are not affected.
CBP adds they are working towards possibly reopening the bridge this week.