511 Foodservice Customers Supply Chain Update

Impact to Supply Chain Resulting from B.C. Flooding & Closures


Milton, Ontario – November 23, 2021– Governments of Canada and British Columbia have established a joint Supply Chain Recovery Working Group to help restore the flow of goods through the province, this after devastating floods cut off Vancouver from rail and road services on Nov. 16.

As of Monday, November 22, B.C. has reopened two highway routes between the Lower Mainland and the rest of the province for essential travel only at this time. Highway 7 was opened Friday and is designated for heavy commercial vehicles. Highway 99 connecting to Highway 97 opened on Saturday.

In addition, the Canadian Pacific Railway announced it will be reopening its railway between Kamloops and Vancouver by midday November 23.

While progress is being made to reopen other corridors, there is potential that incoming bad weather could derail progress. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as we receive the latest information.

511 Foodservice is working to reposition stock supplies and logistic routes to access the flood-affected areas.

Please contact your 511 Foodservice Sales Representative with any questions regarding service to your account as we continue to work through this fluid situation.

Thank-You for your on-going partnership.



Rob Freeman

VP Sales
511 Foodservice