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CN Customer News: Spring Thaw Lift Restrictions 2020

Please find CN update regarding Spring Thaw restrictions below.

CN would like to advise you that Transports Quebec has provided dates for lifting of the Spring Thaw restrictions.

If you are shipping to/from the Province of Quebec, please note that payload weights in equipment to be delivered by CNTL can now be loaded per the normal requirements for shipments planned to arrive after the start-date noted below.

Official Dates for the lifting of the weight restrictions at this time are:

Zone 1 – Saturday May 9, 2019

Zone 2 – Saturday May 16, 2019

Zone 3 – Saturday May 16, 2019

Transports Quebec may change these dates depending on changes in weather conditions. For information please visit:

Note the shipping date will be the Reservation Date. CN’s online tools can assist in determining the Reservation Date and Trip Plan.

The following table shows the “Earliest Shipping Date” relative to the start of the lifting of the Spring Weight Restrictions:

Table 1 – Earliest Shipping Date for Deliveries in Quebec’s Zone 1

Traffic Origin Earliest shipping date for Spring 2019
Halifax May 7
Moncton May 7
Montreal  –
Winnipeg May 4
Saskatoon May 4
Edmonton May 4
Calgary May 4
Vancouver May 4
Detroit May 7
Chicago May 7
Memphis May 7
Jackson May 7
New Orleans May 7
Mexico May 4

Should you require any further information please contact your Account Manager or Customer Service Representative.

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