Chief Mountain temporarily closes due to wildfires
CHIEF MOUNTAIN, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations announces the seasonal Port of Chief Mountain, Montana, has been temporarily closed due to the threat from wildfires that have also closed Alberta Highway 6, to the north of the port.
Travelers wishing to enter the United States from the western part of southern Alberta, should plan to use alternate ports of entry:
Roosville, Montana: open 24 hours each day. Located on U.S. Highway 93, south of Fernie, British Columbia;
Piegan, Montana: open daily, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Located on U.S. Highway 89, north of Babb, Montana, and south of Cardston, Alberta;
Del Bonita, Montana: open daily, until September 15, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., then open daily, September 16, 2017, to May 31, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located on Montana Highway 213, south of Magrath, Alberta; and
Sweetgrass, Montana: open 24 hours each day. Located on U.S. Interstate 15, south of Milk River, Alberta.
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.