09 May CN Network Update: Wildfires in Edson, Alberta – Latest News
Due to the recent wildfires near Edson and along its Edson Subdivision, CN suspended train operations in the corridor between Edmonton and Jasper on Saturday. The suspension was due to safety concerns and to allow local authorities to address the forest fires. The suspension caused disruptions to CN’s train services in the region, affecting clients who rely on the service to transport their goods.
As of Sunday 7 may 2023, service has been restored with some commodity restrictions for placarded flammable products. However, CN will resume service gradually based on input from local communities and stakeholders. Clients should note that there is a significant backlog of trains at present, and CN expects to be back to normal operating levels by the end of the week, assuming no changes to the current conditions. However, conditions in the area have yet to stabilize, and CN will continue to monitor the situation closely.
CN is committed to ensuring the safety of its employees, customers, and communities while minimizing the impact of the wildfires on its operations. The company is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to update clients on any further developments that may affect their services. Clients are advised to stay informed about the current situation and to contact CN directly if they have any questions or concerns.
In conclusion, the wildfires in Edson, Alberta have caused disruptions to CN’s train services in the region. CN is working to resume normal operations as soon as possible while ensuring the safety of its employees, customers, and communities. Clients should be aware of the current situation and stay informed about any updates from CN.