Temporary Closures at Eagle Pass Intl. Bridge Affecting Residents

2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, February 06 2019 Feb 6, 2019 February 06, 2019 10:40 PM February 06, 2019 in News - Local

EAGLE PASS – The international bridge in Eagle Pass is back open after a brief shutdown.

KRGV’s Christian Von Preysing spoke to Nancy Martinez, who says noticed changes in her home city Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass.

She says she has seen more new children and families in public areas.

Border Patrol and authorities say nearly 2,000 people came into the city as a part of a caravan, waiting to get into the U.S.

She says the temporary closures at the international bridge are affecting her time to get to work.

Customs and Border Protection responded to questions about the temporary closures.

Port Director Paul Del Rincon says they try to keep those movement drills within 15 to 20 minutes long.

“We do have that pressure to keep traffic moving in both directions into the U.S. and Mexico,” he says.

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