Severe Weather and Flooding Continue to Impact Our Rail Network

Announcement Number: CN2019-42
Categories: General Announcements
Posted Date: June 3, 2019

To Our Customers, 
Severe weather, heavy rainfall and flooding continue to impact operations in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, resulting in the following new, prolonged and expanded subdivision outages. 
Returned to Service

  • Oklahoma City Subdivision (El Reno to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

New Outages

  • Jonesboro Subdivision, (Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Dexter, Missouri)

Continued Outages

  • River Subdivision (Kansas City to Jefferson City, Missouri)
  • Wagoner Subdivision (Coffeyville, Kansas, to Van Buren, Arkansas)
  • Cherokee Subdivision (Parsons, Kansas, to McAlester, Oklahoma)
  • Tulsa Subdivision (Tulsa to Muskogee, Oklahoma)
  • Falls City Subdivision (at Atchison, Kansas, and Oreapolis, Nebraska)
  • Pinckneyville Subdivision (out of service near Chester, Missouri)
  • Van Buren Subdivision (Fort Smith to North Little Rock, Arkansas) 

Closely Monitoring
We continue to monitor areas affected by heavy rains, flooding and levee breaches across our network. These outages continue to negatively impact the network by causing terminal and main line congestion in several key locations. This congestion will likely cause service impacts to customers, even in areas not directly affected by flooding.  

Resources are staged at strategic locations along our network to ensure outages are addressed and repaired as quickly as possible. Customers with shipments being routed around the affected areas can expect delays of 48 to 72 hours. We will provide updates as these routes reopen. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Customer Care & Support at 800-272-8777 or your Union Pacific representative.