Oroville Dam Operations Update
Announcement Number: CN2017-14
Categories: General Announcements
Posted Date: February 13, 2017
To Our Customers,
Service has currently been restored between Roseville and Chico California. We are watching the situation closely due to the Oroville California Dam evacuation.
As a reminder, traffic moving between Oregon, Washington and Southern California will experience delays due to the threat of the Oroville Dam situation. Customers can expect delays of 24-48 hours on shipments through the affected area.
Other Delays in the Western Region
We continue to see flooding conditions in Northern and Central California along with Northern Nevada. Union Pacific tracks are out of service between Oroville, California to Winnemucca, Nevada and from Elko, Nevada to Ogden, Utah due to sections of track that have been washed out. Trains approaching the flood-impacted areas are being rerouted between Roseville, California and Salt Lake City, Utah to minimize delays. Water has started to recede and our crews and contractors are working safely and diligently to restore the outages back to service. At this time, customer shipments may experience delays between 48-72 hours.
Routing of Trains and Local Service
We have limited options over the route between Winnemucca, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah to meet and pass trains and will be fleeting trains directionally for 12-24 hours at a time to maximize throughput. Customers will see their shipments holding along the route during different stages of the fleeting process. We are also detouring a few bulk and intermodal trains over our Sunset Route that runs between El Paso, Texas and Los Angeles, California. Local service will also be delayed for our customers in the Portola, Stockton, Roseville, Chico, Sparks, Winnemucca and Elko areas.
Thank you for your business. Please contact the National Customer Service Center or your Union Pacific representative with any questions.