Extreme weather causes lengthy commutes in British Columbia

Heavy rain on Sunday night and Monday morning in British Columbia caused commuter service across the province to be disrupted. So far, more than 200,000 people across the region have been affected. With the…

Extreme weather causes lengthy commutes in British Columbia

Heavy rain on Sunday night and Monday morning in British Columbia caused commuter service across the province to be disrupted. So far, more than 200,000 people across the region have been affected.

With the winter storm coming through B.C., Pacific Central Railway became inaccessible, so passengers were forced to put in their travel time after a walk between locations. The delays were caused by weather that created mudslides. Many of the rivers near some trains have been called “full.”

“We have a number of trees down, tracks damaged, a couple vehicles in the water, so it’s an ongoing event,” Railway President Shelley Grimmett told The Star Phoenix. “There is work to do right now.”

The Pacific Central Railway is being broken up and moved to a new home, where the pieces will be rebuilt and new trains will be constructed. Due to the severity of the damage, this process will take at least a year.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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