CALEXICO — Commuters, tourists and businesspeople may now ascertain the current traffic wait time at both Calexico area border crossings with a simple phone call, U.S. Customs Service officials have announced.
Starting this week, a pre-recorded phone service is available 24 hours every day to inform in English and Spanish the current traffic wait and the number of traffic lanes open at the downtown Calexico and Calexico East border inspection facilities, according to Bonnie Lemert, the U.S. Customs port director in Calexico.
"We want to encourage travelers to use this free resource to help them plan their trips to the U.S. from Mexico," Lemert said.
"Often motorists can save valuable time if they know which border facility offers a shorter northbound wait. This is important information for both occasional and frequent border-crossers."