Dec 14, 2010, 15:16 ET from Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

WINDSOR, ON, and DETROIT, MI, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ - The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is open and ready to take commercial and passenger vehicles that would otherwise use the Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia/Port Huron. 

The Bluewater Bridge is currently closed due to icy conditions on the Bridge. In addition, Highway #402 in Ontario is designated as "Closed" from the Bluewater Bridge to Highway 401 in London due to adverse weather conditions. On the Ministry of Transportation for Ontario (MTO) Traveller's Road Information Portal, the highway is described as snow covered, with icy sections and visibility varies from "poor" to "nil."

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is able to handle 48' trailers with rear axle lifts, A and B trains, and straight trailers to a maximum of 45' in length.

It is important to note that the Tunnel has a clearance of 13'2" - so it is not appropriate for use by any vehicles exceeding those height restrictions.

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel allows access to all freeways in Detroit, and through Windsor to all major highways.

About The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is the only vehicular international subaqueous border crossing in the world. It has been recognized as one of the great engineering wonders of the world and is one of the most important border crossings between the United States and Canada. Located between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, connecting the US Interstates to Ontario's Highway 401, it is one of the fastest links between Canada and the United States.

SOURCE Detroit-Windsor Tunnel