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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proceeding with plans to close the Whitetail / Big Beaver port at the U.S. and Canadian border in Montana.   Canada has already decided to close their side of the port and could not be convinced to keep it open by sharing the U.S. Customs station that was being upgraded with stimulus money.

The port will likely be closed later in 2011 after a 90-day congressional review, a 60-day public comment period and then a final decision by the agency.

This rural port is one of a few that services a long stretch of the border in northeastern Montana. It is largely used by local residents and farmers.  For more information see the Whitetail / Big Beaver border crossing at ezbordercrossing.com .