Border officials expect to see an increase in traffic wait times at all of the international crossings in Western New York Friday.
Heavy traffic is expected for U.S. bound traffic due in part to the Boxing Day holiday and post Christmas sales.
All of the international bridges are expected to staff accordingly to handle the influx of traffic. However, there are already delays at all of the bridges.
"Boxing Day will definitely draw shoppers to the Buffalo-Niagara region from both sides of the border and the Authority will have out traffic personnel available to help smooth the flow of traffic at the Peace Bridge," said Ron Rienas, Peace Bridge Authority General Manager.
"Traditionally on Boxing Day the area border crossings do see an increase in traffic as folks travel to shop, visit family, and take in other entertainment activities," said Lew Holloway, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission General Manager. "Given the recent attention to processing times for both Canada and U.S.-bound motorists, we're hopeful that Customs staffing-levels and the availability of inspection booths will be properly coordinated to address the expected influx of travel."