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You thought our supply chain problems were bad before? Just wait.

Billions of dollars worth of trade normally travels in and out B.C. every week. So what is the economic fallout of lengthy delays on highways and railways in and out of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia?

Canada has few redundancies when logistical hubs, such as Vancouver, are blocked

A mudslide took out a large portion of the Coquihalla Highway, 11 kilometres south of the Great Bear Snowshed. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure )

Not a lot of stuff is getting out of B.C. right now. 

Mudslides and flooding have washed out major highways and rail lines — which means goods like grain, coal and auto parts are stuck. 

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Anis Heydari looks at the economic fallout of this natural disaster and how our supply chain headaches just got much, much worse.

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