SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is considering reducing hours at an eastern Washington border crossing, citing a decrease in vehicle crossings over the past five years.

The Spokesman-Review reports the announcement raises concerns for Republic residents and business owners that use the Danville crossing, 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of them, to get to Grand Forks, British Columbia, the biggest town in their rural community.

Data shows that crossings at Dansville have been steadily decreasing since 1996, the earliest year that data is available for.

The Danville crossing currently operates from 8 a.m. to midnight. The proposal aims to reduce the hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Labor Day to Memorial Day, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the remaining months.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com