Winter Weather Recovery Update
Announcement Number: CN2019-12
Categories: General Announcements
Posted Date: March 11, 2019
To Our Customers,
Following are updates regarding the areas where winter weather has impacted our operations this week.
The winter storm that moved across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa over the weekend had very little impact to operations thanks to proactive efforts taken prior to the arrival of the storm. The brief break in severe weather has enabled us to realize better stability with our local crew and locomotive resources across the Midwest states.
Another strong storm is forecasted to bring significant snow accumulation to Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska this week. As a precautionary measure, we will be detouring some train traffic away from this area to minimize the impact to service. This storm is also expected to bring heavy rain and potential flooding across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, eastern Nebraska and Kansas. Furthermore, there will be a threat of severe weather and tornadoes in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Additional resources will be deployed across our network in an effort to maintain safe and reliable service.
Throughout the past week, crews worked diligently to keep our rail lines near Donner Pass clear of snow in order to safely move trains between Roseville, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. More moderate weather has settled into Northern California, giving us an opportunity to focus on moving train traffic more freely and service is beginning to return to normal levels.
If you have any questions, please contact Customer Care & Support at 800-272-8777 or your Union Pacific representative.