Rush hour hit by Detroit-Windsor Tunnel threat

COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Published:

DETROIT (AP) -- A bomb threat to the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel has led to street and expressway closings, snarling evening rush hour traffic in downtown Detroit.

Police partially closed downtown Detroit's main east-west artery Thursday afternoon. Jefferson Avenue's eastbound lanes that feed into the tunnel were blocked, as was the Lodge Expressway ramp that feeds into Jefferson.

The tunnel itself was closed to traffic after the threat was called in on the Canadian side.

TV images showed boat traffic being halted on the Detroit River that flows over the tunnel. The U.S. Coast Guard declined immediate comment on the state of river traffic, and a message seeking comment was left for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.