There’s no indication that a vehicle crash and explosion Wednesday that killed two people on the American side of the Rainbow Bridge — which connects Ontario and New York — is linked to terrorism, says New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.

“Based on what we know at this moment, there is no sign of terrorist activity in this crash,” Hochul said at a news conference.

She said an individual from Western New York was “involved” in a “crash,” but she did not clarify if the person was the driver. She said events began at 11:27 a.m. ET.

“We’re going to ensure the public is safe before they go back on the Rainbow Bridge.”

The explosion led to the closure of four area bridge border crossings ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend. Information about the second person who died also wasn’t available.

Shortly after 5 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said the Peace, Queenston-Lewiston and Whirlpool Rapids bridges had reopened. The Rainbow Bridge remained closed.

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