CN modifies freight operations in Western Canada due to severe cold weather conditions

    MONTREAL, Jan. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX:CNR)(NYSE:  CNI) announced today
that due to the extreme cold and wind conditions, the Company has temporarily
reduced freight service in most areas of Western Canada.
    "The health and safety of our employees and the security of our
customers' shipments are CN's top priority. After carefully evaluating the
situation in Western Canada, we have determined that modifying our freight
operations is the most prudent course of action for all our stakeholders,"
said E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CN.
    CN expects the modified freight operations to continue for up to
36 hours. Customers should expect delayed transit times for their shipments
and will be regularly informed on the status of CN's railway as the situation

    CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway
subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert,
B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key
metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth,
Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis,
St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North
America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at

For further information:

For further information: Bryan Tucker (Media), Senior Manager, Public
Affairs and Media Relations, CN, (514) 399-6450; Robert Noorigian (Investment
Community), Vice-President, Investor Relations, CN, (514) 399-0052

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