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Peace Arch border crossing ready for Olympics

Associated Press - December 16, 2009 11:25 AM ET

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials say the Peace Arch crossing at Blaine will be ready for the Vancouver Winter Olympics traffic in February with 10 inspection booths open.

Michelle James of Customs and Border Protection says the booths will be manned to get vehicles through.

The Bellingham Herald reports a projection of traffic volume during the games shows there might not be many additional vehicles on Interstate 5. A revised estimate by the Whatcom Council of Governments shows the Olympics could result in an additional 2,000 vehicles a day going both directions on I-5.

The state Transportation Department says the interstate typically carries about 26,000 vehicles a day between Ferndale and Blaine.

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