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#1 CNJRoss

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

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.

 

 



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:43 PM

NS Intermodal Service Alert:

 
Tropical Storm Nate
 

Oct 05, 2017

 

As Tropical Storm Nate develops in the Gulf of Mexico the City of New Orleans has activated their flood-protection plan. The flood-protection plan will prevent Norfolk Southern from operating trains to and from New Orleans. As such, effective 7:00am CDT Friday, October 6th, the ingate lane at New Orleans will close to all shipments.

 

The outgate lane at New Orleans will operate as published unless conditions warrant otherwise. All traffic currently moving to New Orleans will be held enroute until it is deemed safe for movement to destination. All shipments ingated at Norfolk Southern origin facilities, billed to New Orleans, will remain at the origin terminals and will not be loaded until the rail routes are deemed safe for movement. We will not be able to unload and return shipments once they have been loaded. We will continue to monitor the storm and provide updates as the storm progresses.

 

As a reminder, Norfolk Southern Intermodal provides 24/7 automated information services for shipment tracing, billing verification, and storage charges (including the Last Free Day) through our Touch-Trace voice response system at 1-800-497-2919. Customers and dray carriers can also utilize accessNS for information concerning their shipments.

 

 



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:54 PM

NS Alert 10/6/17:
 

Tropical Storm Nate - NS Operations on the Gulf Coast

 

 

Tropical Storm Nate continues to develop and is forecasted to make landfall on the Gulf Coast early Sunday morning 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, AL. 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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Posted 08 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

NS Alert 10/8/17:
 

Tropical Storm Nate - NS Operations & Recovery Efforts

 

Recovery efforts are underway to restore service to areas impacted by Tropical Storm Nate. Operations to and in New Orleans, LA have been restored to service and Norfolk Southern will begin to meter traffic back into the location. NS is actively assessing overall track conditions to and in Mobile, AL.  Regional flooding and power outages continue to affect this area impacted by the storm. Embargoes to New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL will remain in place as Norfolk Southern works through the traffic currently being held across the network to these locations.

 

Norfolk Southern will be working with customers in the impacted regions to identify switching needs and service plans as recovery progresses.  Customers should continue to expect delays for traffic moving through and to all areas that have been impacted by the storm. 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 storm recovery efforts continue.

 

 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:42 PM

NS Intermodal Service Alert:

 
Tropical Storm Nate - Update
 

Oct 09, 2017

 

Please be advised that the New Orleans Intermodal facility is opened for normal operations.  The ingate lane was temporarily closed in advance of Hurricane Nate.

 






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