Quesnel mudslide: CP Rail to restore freight service

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What was once thought to be a once-in-a-lifetime natural disaster for a B.C. area community now appears to be coming to an end.

The B.C. Union of Provincial Employees (BCUPE) says that it has been in communication with CP Rail representatives and announced that service will be restored beginning Friday, 28 September.

BCUPE Vice President Heidi Jarvis says the union was informed that damage caused to the CP Rail’s infrastructure as a result of the impact of the recent mudslides in Quesnel and about 100 kilometres west of the port of Prince Rupert is being assessed.

Jarvis says that service will be restored on the U.S. border line, as well as the main system line between Prince Rupert and Fort St. John, then followed by that line to the north.

Service from Fort St. John to Quesnel should resume on October 5.

WATCH: CBS News reports the death toll from the mudslides has reached four.

On Friday, CJAD reported that the cleanup efforts are estimated to be costing $10 million.

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