Thursday, April 14, 2011

Flooding Update

The spring flood is underway in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It is still unclear how severe it will be, but it is already affecting railways in Manitoba:

  • The CN Letellier subdivision has been severed at Emerson, MB as the town has closed its dike (CTV News)
  • A washout on CP just east of Brandon on the CP Carberry subdivision occurred on Tuesday. Detours are planned but customers should expect up to 48 hours' delay (CP Update)
  • The CP Emerson subdivision is expected to be closed late next week as the community of Morris will close their dike.  The CP La Riviere subdivision will likely close a day or two later.
  • A train struck a breached culvert on the CP Estevan subdivision at Menteith SW of Souris. The line is expected to re-open tonight.
I heard rumours of CP detouring on the CP Glenboro subdivision but I haven't heard any proof yet. Apparently there was a CP freight near Diamond in Headingley.

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