Anonymous Bomb Threat Shuts Down Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
DETROIT, MI - According to local police and other sources, the The Windsor Tunnel has been shut down temporarily following an anonymous bomb threat. The tunnel was shut down just before 1 p.m. EST. Drivers were encouraged to take alternate routes as the anonymous bomb threat was investigated.
"Detroit–Windsor Tunnel is currently closed to traffic after a non-specific, anonymous bomb threat was received. Find alternate routes," the police service tweeted at 1:20 p.m.
At nearly a mile long, around 30,000 vehicles travel through each day - around 9 million per year.
According to CBC.ca, "Carolyn Brown, executive vice president of the tunnel corporatation, would only say Windsor Police were notified tunnel of "a potential threat" at approximately 1 p.m."
Cameraman Vince Robinet from CBC has reported that an empty flat-bed truck went into the tunnel just after 1:30 p.m. and came out a bit later carrying an Oldsmobile.