Severe Weather and Floods in British Columbia: November 17, 2021

Posted by Expeditors on Nov 17, 2021 3:33:55 PM

Rail and road operations servicing the Port of Vancouver are heavily impacted by recent flooding in British Columbia.

A provincial state of emergency has been declared to mitigate impacts on transportation networks and movement of essential goods and supplies, and to support the province-wide response and recovery from the widespread damage caused by severe flooding and landslides in British Columbia.

All rail service coming to and from the Port of Vancouver is halted because of flooding in the B.C. interior. Both CN and CP Rail indicate that no rail traffic is currently able to transit between Kamloops and Vancouver.

Both rail lines are conducting damage assessments of multiple impacted sites and infrastructure threats to establish access and repair activities required. A timeframe for re-opening of the rail lines will be known once damage assessments are complete.

The port of Vancouver has updated their website to address the issue.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.


Contact your local Expeditors representative for more information and operational assistance.

Topics: Canada