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Date: 01/11/17 14:43
Sierra Snow!
Author: djansson

I-80 closed in both directions. Amtrak #5 arrived in Reno one hour late (9:25 AM) but is not scheduled to get out of town until 3 PM. Soulnds like UP ha all hands on deck.
 



Date: 01/11/17 15:35
Re: Sierra Snow!
Author: peh934

As of right now (3:34pm PST) I-80 is back open over donner:

According to the Caltrans Road Consitions Page: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi?roadnumber=80&submit=Search

I-80 is:

CLOSED WESTBOUND TO ALL TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER COMBINATIONS AT THE NEVADA STATE LINE - DUE TO TRAFFIC CONGESTION - ALL TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER COMBINATIONS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM NYACK (PLACER CO) TO 7 MI EAST OF TRUCKEE (NEVADA CO)

EASTBOUND TRUCKS ARE BEING SCREENED AT APPLEGATE (PLACER CO) - DRIVERS MUST HAVE MAXIMUM CHAINS IN THEIR POSSESSION IN ORDER TO PROCEED - PERMIT LOADS ARE PROHIBITED



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/17 15:37 by peh934.



Date: 01/11/17 16:02
Re: Sierra Snow!
Author: casavoye

 
From: Union Pacific Railroad
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:15 PM
Subject: Severe Winter Weather Continues to Cause Delays in Western Region
 
http://www.up.com/cs/groups/code/@uprr/documents/webasset/dev2000719.gif
Severe Winter Weather Continues to Cause Delays in Western Region
Announcement Number: CN2017-3
1-11-2017
 
To Our Customers,
As severe winter weather continues to impact the Western Region, customers may expect delays in excess of 48 hours for shipments moving across the affected area as well as between Portland south into Northern California.

Service Interruptions

Operations have been suspended between Wallula and Spokane, Washington due to an interruption south of Spokane. We are currently evaluating options to reroute traffic around the affected area; however, customer shipments may experience delays in excess of 48 hours. 


Operations continue to remain suspended in the Feather River Canyon near Portola, California and west of Winnemucca, Nevada due to washouts, with some traffic being rerouted around the affected locations. Alternate routes remain open over Donner Pass; however, the route has also been affected by multiple interruptions from snowslides, rockslides and mudslides, with delays of 24-48 hours expected.

Outages due to flooding in the Sacramento Delta and South of San Jose, California along the coast have interrupted through-service and local operations, with alternate routes being utilized in the San Joaquin Valley. We are still recovering our operation from the service interruptions over the Pacific Northwest route in Eastern Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming, which has impacted through-service between Portland and Chicago. Local service for customers around Portland, Hinkle and Pocatello has also been impacted by these service interruptions.

Thank you for your business. Please contact the National Customer Service Center or your Union Pacific representative with any questions.


 

Chip Savoye
Lafayette, CA



Date: 01/11/17 19:28
Re: Sierra Snow!
Author: EricSP

How full is the Yolo Bypass?



Date: 01/11/17 19:43
Re: Sierra Snow!
Author: Barstool

EricSP......The yolo Cause way is almost brim full, but can hold a lot more...



Date: 01/11/17 20:38
Re: Sierra Snow!
Author: Mudrock

I crossed the Yolo Bypass yesterday on Train 11 and took pictures all the way across it. There was a lot of water out there!  Here are a pair of them.

Chris



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Date: 01/11/17 20:58
Re: Sierra Snow!
Author: peh934




Date: 01/12/17 09:48
Re: Sierra Snow!
Author: djansson

Word is that a rock slide east of Truckee is making a mess of things, Amtrak is terminating the #5 Zephyr in Reno, turning and servicing it, and then sending that train out as #6.



Date: 01/12/17 22:22
Re: Sierra Snow!
Author: EricSP

Thanks



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