Boston - Customs and Border Protection resumes normal trade functions tomorrow in New England at seaports and airports, and will continue to support Hurricane Irene rescue and recovery operations throughout the northeast with their local, state, tribal and federal partners.
CBP officials in New England maintained operations throughout the duration of Hurricane Irene, which was later downgraded to a tropical storm, and will continue to do so post storm. All legitimate trade and travel will be processed during normal business hours as expeditiously as possible at all airports, seaports and ports of entry.
"CBP personnel throughout New England were committed to the community, their partners and each other in maintaining business operations as normal as possible during the storm," said Region I Lead Field Coordinator Kevin Weeks, Director of Boston Field Operations. "We will remain focused on facilitating trade and travel post Irene, as well as assisting our local, state, tribal and federal partners with any recovery in the area."
For more information on business hours and wait times, please visit the CBP Border Wait Times web site. (CBP Border Wait Times)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.