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Buildup of traffic at ports of entries impacting consumers and businesses

1 month 1 week 2 days ago Thursday, April 14 2022 Apr 14, 2022 April 14, 2022 10:37 PM April 14, 2022 in News - Local

The enhanced inspection checks by troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety continues to cause a big backup of commercial traffic on local ports of entries.

While the blockade on the Mexican side of the Pharr International Bridge ended on Wednesday, the lines at the bridge are still long and products expected for import still being delayed. 

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The head of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas said Gov. Greg Abbott should pause the inspections while a better plan is worked out. 

"I would say people are already starting to see an impact,” Lance Jungmeyer said. “First it comes in less availability at grocery stores. And then you'll see when it starts to run out. They start to raise the price. And what we're hearing about and seeing right now with wholesalers around the country, they're a little low on certain items."

Watch the video above for the full story. 

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