Vancouver Operations Update - November 30

blog | Dec 03, 2021

Vancouver Operations Update - November 30

Heavy rainfall across southwestern B.C. will continue through Wednesday, with improved weather forecast for Thursday and Friday. New evacuation orders for multiple communities have been issued. 

 The provincial state of emergency declared by the B.C. Minister of Public Safety has been extended to December 14. 

Rail operations: CP and CN eastbound and westbound trains continue to transit on CP’s mainline between Vancouver and Kamloops. Enhanced rail infrastructure inspections and maintenance are ongoing. CN engineering teams continue to undertake repairs at a site impacted by heavy precipitation. A timeline for restored rail operations through the site is currently unavailable. 

CN said it moved seven trains during the weekend but decided to “proactively close its network” as rain was causing increased debris, washout and landslide activity. 

Truck operations: Container terminal truck activity is steady. Restored highway routes include detours, intermittent closures and essential-traffic-only restrictions. Proactive closures may occur when heavy rainfall is forecast. Reconstruction and repairs continue on major roadways across the region. 

Marine operations: Demand for anchorages currently exceeds capacity. 

Source – Ciffa 

Delmar will continue to monitor this situation and keep you informed of new developments as they unfold. In the meantime, we are working on solutions to minimize the impact created by this extraordinary event.