OMAHA, Neb. — Widespread flooding across the Union Pacific system has forced the railroad to announce a number of service embargoes.
A UP notice to customers notes that flooding and track washouts have UP lines out of service in the Omaha, Blair, Columbus, Lincoln, and Falls City subdivisions, and that the widespread nature of the flooding means the railroad has “very limited” rerouting capacity. As a result, all traffic on those subdivisions has been embargoed, except for railroad materials needed to repair the routes.
“Additional operational impacts,” the notice states, “may include delayed movement of manifest, bulk, and intermodal trains through the impacted areas, including holding trains at strategic locations until service can be restored.”