LOS EBANOS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations announces that the Los Ebanos International Ferry Crossing closed temporarily for business on Monday, April 15 due to high water levels caused by recent release of water by the Government of Mexico from their reservoirs.
“The safety of the traveling public is of utmost importance and the ferry operators have deemed it unsafe to utilize the ferry at this time,” said Port Director Imelda Recio, Rio Grande City/Los Ebanos Port of Entry. “Once the water levels return to normal operating levels, we will notify the public of the resumption of ferry operations.”
The International Ferry temporarily ceased operations at 8:00 a.m. due to high water levels stemming from the recent release of water from reservoirs by Government of Mexico authorities. The ferry operators have deemed it unsafe to utilize the ferry under the current conditions and no vehicles or pedestrians will be boarded at this time.
The ferry will remain temporarily closed until such time that conditions are once again favorable and CBP OFO, working in close coordination with the operators/owners, is confident that it is safe to resume ferry operations. The expected closure is for approximately two weeks.