Earlier this month, floods and landslides killed at least one person and cut all rail access to Canada’s largest port in the city of Vancouver, a spokesperson for the port said at the time. That weather event plus new rains are causing the port to experience big delays, officials say. The Vancouver Port Authority says Vancouver is Canada’s largest port and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo.
A spokesperson for the Port of Vancouver says the weather events significantly disrupted rail and truck movement due to widespread flooding throughout the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions. Mudslides, cars trapped between debris flows with hundreds of people trapped and later rescued and widespread flooding of highways throughout southwestern B.C. caused all main highway routes to the Metro Vancouver area to be closed all happened at once in mid-November. The city is still recovering.