Mudslide Impacts Operations

Announcement Number: CN2012-8
Categories: General Announcements
Posted Date: April 2, 2012

To Our Customers:

Over the weekend, a large mudslide took out Union Pacific main line track north of Spokane, Wash., cutting off the interchange with the Canadian Pacific (CP) at Eastport, Idaho. Operations personnel are currently detouring trains for interchange to and from the CP via St. Paul, Minn. and over the BNSF routes for interchange with the CP at Sweet Grass, Mont. and Vancouver, Wash. 

Engineering crews anticipate clean up and track repair will take approximately one week. Customers with shipments moving in this corridor should anticipate 48- to 72-hour delays. 

If you have any questions please contact your Union Pacific representative.