Prognosis remains uncertain after landslides in British Columbia

TORONTO – The Canadian Pacific Railway expects to restore service in the Cowichan Valley of the B.C. Interior on Monday after two weeks of landslides devastated the region. The railway said transportation for the…

Prognosis remains uncertain after landslides in British Columbia

TORONTO – The Canadian Pacific Railway expects to restore service in the Cowichan Valley of the B.C. Interior on Monday after two weeks of landslides devastated the region.

The railway said transportation for the region would resume “regardless of weather conditions” and the Metro Vancouver fire department said at 8 a.m. Thursday, there were still a “small number” of safety hazards preventing a full restoration.

Two months ago, a series of British Columbia and Alberta floods and mudslides closed the local rail network and disrupted mail delivery throughout the entire Pacific Northwest. The same weather system also produced devastating avalanches in the mountains, prompting concerned officials to warn an earthquake could occur after a massive landslide in Salt Spring Island.

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