Rail and Truck Updates

Derailment Near Spokane, Wash. Causing Service Interruption

CP reported in a January 13 customer advisory that a Union Pacific train derailment south of Spokane, Washington on January 10 is affecting its interchange traffic at Eastport. At that time, CN said that customers should expect a minimum delay of four days on shipments scheduled to move through the affected area.

The East Oregonian reported that the train was carrying containers of hazardous materials, though none spilled and no one has been hurt.

UP said the cause of the derailment is still under investigation. Cold and snowy weather is a possibility.

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