NS Alert 10/5/17:
Tropical Storm Nate - NS Operations in New Orleans
With recent heavy rains and the anticipated impact from Tropical Storm Nate, the City of New Orleans has activated plans to prepare for flooding. Norfolk Southern is taking precautions by repositioning rail equipment away from the low lying areas. Traffic en route to New Orleans will be held at various yards throughout the Norfolk Southern system in an effort to alleviate congestion. Additionally, NS is issuing embargoes for traffic destined to the New Orleans area. Norfolk Southern continues to monitor the storm closely and efforts are underway to protect employees, track, and shipments.
Ongoing updates will be provided as this storm system progresses. Customers with questions regarding local service should contact their Operations and Service Support, Unit Train, Automotive, or Intermodal representative.