Border Patrol tries to keep tabs on unguarded back roads

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A new report by the General Accounting Office is pointing out the problems of trying to close the U.S. Canadian border.

In a number of cases, GAO investigators carried a red duffel bag across the border simulating radioactive material that could be brought into the United States by a terrorist.

In others, they walked back and forth across the border where roads in the United States and Canada were only separated by a few feet.

The report didn’t say where those tests were conducted, but Border Patrol agents in Vermont know the challenges. There are about a dozen unguarded back roads between Vermont and Quebec.

One of those is the Blair Road Alburgh. There is nothing to mark the border on the wide gravel road but some unobtrusive signs.

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