EMERSON, MB, April 5 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific has temporarily closed its
rail line connecting Emerson and Winnipeg due to flooding on the Red River in
southern Manitoba. Company officials will be available for comment on flood
preparations in Emerson on Monday morning while flood management measures are
put in place.
Time: 10:30 AM Central Time
Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Location: Provincial Road 200 rail crossing, north of the CP Train Yard
Note: The location is near the dike, and the Red River is over flowing
its banks into a nearby field.
- From Winnipeg, take Highway 75 south to Emerson.
- Turn left on Main Street and proceed into Emerson.
- Turn right on Morris Street.
- Turn left on Provincial Road 200 and follow it north past the rail
- Provincial Road 200 turns east just before it crosses the railroad
CP has worked with emergency management officials, our customers, and
communities in preparation for the flood. Service on the rail line will be
restored as soon as the flood threat passes, the track is inspected and it is
safe to return the line to service.
About Canadian Pacific:
Canadian Pacific, through the ingenuity of its employees located across
Canada and in the United States, remains committed to being the safest, most
fluid railway in North America. Our people are the key to delivering
innovative transportation solutions to our customers and to ensuring the safe
operation of our trains through the more than 900 communities where we
operate. Come and visit us at www.cpr.ca to see how we can put our ingenuity
to work for you. Canadian Pacific is proud to be the official rail freight
services provider for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
For further information:
For further information: Mike LoVecchio, Senior Manager - Media
Relations, Canadian Pacific, (778) 772-9636 cell; (416) 814-0948 24/7 Media