Labor dispute causes Michigan-Canada traffic snarl

Traffic has backed up this morning on two of the three Michigan-Canadian bridge crossings.  The traffic issues are reported at the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario as well as at the Blue Water Bridge spanning Port Huron and Sarnia, Ontario.

Police officials in the Upper Peninsula say there have been no reports of traffic problems at the International Bridge between Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Downstate media sources say there have been delays this morning of more than two hours at the two lower Michigan crossings into Canada.

The reported issue:  several officers of the Canada Border Services Agency are questioning the safety implications of wearing a uniform name tag and refused to work.   A union representing the workers has expressed opposition to the name tags.

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