Friday, October 06, 2017

NS bracing for Nate

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NS bracing for Nate NOAA

Norfolk Southern issued the following service advisory on Oct. 6 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nate strengthening into a full-fledged hurricane and making landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast:

“Tropical Storm Nate continues to develop and is forecasted to make landfall on the Gulf Coast early Sunday morning (Oct. 8) with hurricane strength. Based on the storm’s current projected path, Norfolk Southern is currently preparing by repositioning rail equipment away from the low lying areas in and around New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala. Traffic en route to these areas is being held at various yards throughout the Norfolk Southern system in an effort to alleviate congestion.

“Additionally, NS has issued embargoes for traffic destined to New Orleans and Mobile locations. Norfolk Southern continues to monitor the storm closely and is taking precautions to protect employees, track, and shipments.

“Norfolk Southern is working with customers to identify switching needs and service curtailment. Customers with questions regarding local service should contact their Operations and Service Support, Unit Train, Automotive, or Intermodal representative.

“Ongoing updates will be provided as this storm system progresses. The latest ETA and routing information is always available through Pacesetter and accessNS.”

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