Winter Weather Planning

Announcement Number: CN2023-60
Categories: General Announcements
Posted Date: November 7, 2023

To Our Customers,

As the potential for winter weather increases, it is a good time to review the best practices to follow during winter weather conditions. The first step is to ensure your key headquarters and plant personnel are registered with a MyUPRR user ID and password. This will allow users access to subscribe to weather notifications and to open cases in Case Management to notify Union Pacific of your facility operations.

Best Practices to Follow
Follow these tips to ensure facilities are prepared for service and to prevent service interruptions.

  • Clean inside flange-way of rail to prevent road crossing derailments.
  • Clear snow and ice from tracks and switches to help prevent derailments.
  • Clear snow and ice from the right of way area next to the tracks to assure crews will be able to safely switch your location.
  • Remove ice and snow in walkways.
  • Continue to clear snow and ice throughout a winter storm. Clearing once may not be sufficient if winds blow snow back onto tracks, switches, right of ways and walkways.

Notify Union Pacific
If your facility operations are impacted by weather conditions, open a case in Case Management (user ID and password required) to communicate your plant operations, tracks out of service and the resumption of operations.

To get more winter weather preparedness tips, please visit our Winter Weather Planning and Recovery page.

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