Update on the recovery of southern BC road and rail networks

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Following recent mudslides and flooding that occurred early last week and after some amazing collaboration by the federal and provincial government and railways, both CP and CN eastbound and westbound trains resumed restricted operations on CP’s mainline between Vancouver and Kamloops. CN anticipates the opening of their mainline late tonight, barring ongoing issues with water diversion. Travel on reopened highways remains slow and limited to essential travel and goods, and detours through US are all taking extra time and consequently adding to the delivery costs. Intermittent road and railway closures will continue to enable access and repairs to affected sites.  Repairs continue on the TransMountain pipeline to enable a safe return to operations at a reduced capacity mid next week. There is a significant increase in precipitation anticipated across southwestern BC over the weekend and into next weekend, and crews are working around the clock to rebuild and shore up infrastructure at every opportunity. BC’s state of emergency remains in effect.

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