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Northern Ports Of Entry Move To Winter Hours

Vehicles drive past a sign at the Montana-Canada border.
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Border ports switch to winter hours

The seasons are changing in Montana and so are the hours of some of the ports of entry with Canada.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to close the Chief Mountain Port of Entry in the northeast corner of Glacier National Park for the winter on Monday, September 30, at 6 P.M. Chief Mountain is on Montana Highway 17, which closes for the winter at the Glacier border.

CBP announced that the Wild Horse Port northwest of Havre will go to its winter hours of 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. starting October 1. The ports of Del Bonita northeast of Browning and Turner went to winter hours on September 15.

The ports of Scobey, Morgan and Opheim in northeast Montana will continue to operate from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.through the winter.

Montana has three ports of entry with Canada that operate 24 hours per day at Roosville north of Eureka, Sweetgrass north of Shelby and Raymond north of Plentywood.

At one time CBP had designated Raymond to have its hours reduced but dropped that idea in May, at least temporarily, after pressure from Montana’s ongressional delegation.

Lynn Hurst with CBP Public Affairs said Raymond remains a 24-hour port but is still being evaluated, as are all the ports of entry between Montana and Canada.