The border crossing from Mexico to Texas at Laredo was damaged yesterday by tornados. The crossing is closed today causing delays in shipments from Mexico.
The governments of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Laredo reported that damage from the storm, initially thought to be a tornado, was considerable, knocking down communications antennas and leaving many areas without electricity.
The storm struck about 8:30pm and knocked out power to Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Valle Hermoso and Matamoros, among other locations, delivering gusts of wind of up to 90 kilometers per hour.
At the border crossing, signs and trees were blown over and Mexican Customs facilities sustained severe damages.
The bridge, which carries more than 12,000 cargo vehicles a day between Nuevo Laredo and Laredo, Texas, remained closed this morning until further notice.
Neither fatalities nor injuries were reported as a result of the storm.