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Willowcreek Montana 2 countries close the border

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Proof Sheet on August 24, 2009

Do you think these two guys wander over from their respective buildings in the middle of a shift and just chat or are they strictly business all of the time.

wbaron on August 24, 2009

I find the more rural the border station, the more the Canadians and Americans talk. Clearly Willow Creek is very rural. In some places, they have even rigged up intercoms between them.

W1WH on December 22, 2010

Were they locking the border in conjunction with 9/11? I notice that the flag is at half mast. (Excellent job all around BTW - I'm a long time fan of wbaron border photos!)

wbaron on December 23, 2010

No, this is a pretty old picture, taken in June 1998. Back then, only the states of Montana and Washington had gates at the border. Now they all do.

imbordered on March 26, 2011

Since it is still daylight isn't it a bit early to close ? Do they work 9 to 5 ?

wbaron on March 27, 2011

Yup, 9 to 5. Most of the small crossings are 1 shift operations.

imbordered on March 27, 2011

p.s. Any idea why the U.S. flag is flying at half-staff ?

wbaron on March 28, 2011

My memory is not that good. Border stations will fly their flags at half mast if former presidents or members of congress die, or if an INS or Customs officer is killed in the line of duty. Also state governors can call for the lowering of flags.

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