The Olympic Village in Vancouver came under a significant amount of mud and debris and thus, trains will be limited to only three a day during peak hours. Rail services, however, are expected to continue every other day, however, with limited services at other times. Rail traffic has slowed significantly from Thursday to Monday, due to mudslides and washouts, with communities closer to the city shutting down on Wednesday in order to protect residents.
“I want to make sure my community is safe. Unfortunately, it is not safe. It makes no sense to open up the roadways and still be in danger of mudslides,” said Clement Gauthier, the mayor of a community in north Vancouver, Sunday.
“We are very thankful we have many good assets. This is not the situation that we want and the people that know this best, that are the firefighters, are doing an excellent job,” he continued.
The situation began with mudslides and washouts on Tuesday. Hundreds of homes along the tracks were evacuated. At last report, crews were trying to clear about 500 feet of track near Delta.
This is an developing story.