Getting Canadian Border Wait Times via Twitter


If you are a Twitter user you can get northbound Canadian border wait times by sending a direct message to WSDOT. You can also get the wait times in a text message by sending a direct message from your phone via SMS, using the format below.

For a direct message from Twitter use this format:

border [route id]

Example: border 5

For current border wait times from your cellphone, send a text message to 40404 using this format:

d wsdot border [route id]

Example: d wsdot border 5

Route ids are based on the northbound highway number.

Highway Name Route ID
I-5 (Peace Arch Park) 5
SR 543 (Blaine) 543
SR 539 (Lynden) 539
SR 9 (Sumas) 9

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