Oregon wildfire impacts Union Pacific operations

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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Union Pacific told customers in a service announcement that a curfew for train movement has been initiated in the area of Oakridge, Ore., due to the Cedar Creek fire.

Firefighters were scheduled to perform a controlled burn between Oakridge and Cascade Summit, Ore., on Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. through 10 p.m. PST, and RT&S is checking with Union Pacific to see if the curfew has been released.

Nevertheless, customers with rail shipments moving through the impacted area should anticipate a delay of 24 hours. UP’s engineering and operating teams have positioned their water train to minimize potential fire damage, and they continue to work with local fire authorities on any changes to the fire’s path.

RT&S will continue to monitor and report on this story as warranted.

Area of service interruption caused by Cedar Creek fire. (Union Pacific)

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