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An embargo is a temporary method of controlling traffic movements which; in the judgment of the serving railroad; threaten congestion, accumulation or other interference with operations such as track, bridge or other physical impairments that warrant restrictions. Currently, there are two active embargoes located on Montana Rail Link branch lines.
The 9th Subdivision (Missoula to Hamilton) has a weight restriction of 263,000 lbs. due to track condition. The Hamilton to Darby section of track is currently out of service due to a bridge outage.
The 5th Subdivision from Whitehall to Harrison has a weight restriction of 263,500 lbs. due to track condition.
For additional information regarding these embargoes and a map of embargoes nationwide, please follow one of the links below:
For additional details regarding how an embargo or weight restriction might impact your shipment, please contact us.