The railroad said it has experienced significant service challenges due to severe congestion and poor weather, such as high wind events, flash flooding, and heavy rains.
From June 29 to July 5, limited commodities — including grain and grain products — can request a permit for shipment to California.
Shippers must request this permit one week prior to desired shipment date.
After July 5, those specified commodities, along with fertilizers, will no longer need a permit, but all other (non-specified) commodities would need to request a permit to reach California.
Intermodal traffic to California is not affected by the embargo.