A drought over summer followed by massive amounts more rain than usual, and 3 atmospheric rivers — which in one or two days brought volumes of rain equal to an entire wet month — when the ground was already saturated have caused extensive damage to transportation infrastructure all through British Columbia.
More heavy rain started last night and is supposed to last until tomorrow night.
Impact on lumber is more on supply chain than the production; West Fraser announced downtime at it’s western operations. Lumber transport has been down almost -30% while pulp transport has been down more than -80%.
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