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Dear Customer,


Following is an excerpt from a recent CN advisory.


We would like to update you on network operations in Western Canada in relation to the wildfires in British Columbia. 

CN continues to work closely with BC Wildfire Services and we have now been authorized to move a few trains westbound at this time. 

We are not at present running trains on the Lillooet line running from Vancouver to Prince George via Squamish.

The embargo preventing traffic to be billed westbound to Vancouver from northern BC and east of Kamloops and from the BNSF, UP and Vancouver area towards the East also remains in place. At this time, we will not be issuing any permits or lifting the embargo until such a time as our current backlog of traffic has been cleared. 

Intermodal traffic is not impacted by this embargo, it is strictly focused on carload traffic. 

The following information applies to Intermodal:

Domestic Intermodal 
We will continue to honor in-gate movement at all terminals across the network during the localized operating pause. This includes originating and destined traffic to Vancouver.

We will continue to closely monitor terminal fluidity and equipment capacity over the next 48 hours.

International Intermodal
We continue to load import traffic at the Ports located in BC South as car supply with incoming trains improves and yard congestion reduces with trains departing eastbound.
Acceptance of Export loads and empties destined to Ports in Vancouver continue to be restricted, we are reviewing the in gate acceptance of traffic on a case by case basis and will continue to keep you updated as the situation improves.



We will provide further updates as soon as they are available.





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