- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Federal authorities are postponing a plan that would reduce hours at a 14-hour border crossing with Saskatchewan.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1nXz7fU ) that on Friday U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that it will not implement a reduced-hour test period in April as was previously planned.

A spokeswoman did not say if the reduction will happen at a later date.

The Port of Raymond, located north of Plentywood, is the only continuously running border crossing between eastern Montana and Canada. Border Protection was going to text a six-hour reduction in April, with the station open from 6 a.m. to midnight.

A spokeswoman for Sen. Jon Tester said the test period with fewer hours would happen sometime at the end of 2016. This was not confirmed by U.S. Customs.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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