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Storm of the Century Stalls Canada’s Biggest Port, Idles Freight

  • Vancouver port says all rail service, major roads blocked
  • Nearly 1,000 grain rail cars are idled in the region
The flooded Highway 1 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, on Nov. 16.
The flooded Highway 1 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, on Nov. 16.Photographer: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP Photo
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Traffic at Canada’s largest port has been cut off by what local officials are calling the storm of the century, the latest snag to hit the North American supply chain. 

Days of torrential rain have pelted British Columbia, triggering floods and landslides that have blocked the tracks of the nation’s two major railways and washed away parts of its main east-west road artery, the Trans-Canada Highway.