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Drivers facing long waits trying to head south at the border

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – If you’ve gone across the border or been on a BC Ferry today, you’ve probably faced some crowds, despite higher ferry fares, higher gas prices, and a weaker dollar.

Peter Raju owns the Peace Arch Duty Free Shop at the border heading south.

“The border is extremely busy I should say, and the lineup is probably an hour or two longer than last year the same time.”

Raju adds his shop has been twice as busy today than last year.

He thinks the nice weather has a lot to do with it — and people have just decided to accept the lower dollar and go away anyway.

Deborah Marshall with BC Ferries says traffic is pretty typical for Good Friday, but she thinks it may be a bit busier than last year.

“Last year, Easter was actually about three weeks earlier, so it is pretty late in the season,” Marshall says.

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