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Norfolk Southern Prepares for Hurricane Matthew

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Norfolk Southern Train, Jacksonville © Emmett Tullos (license)
Norfolk Southern train operations are being curtailed due to mandatory evacuations in the Jacksonville, Savannah, and Brunswick areas.

Rail equipment in the Southeast Coastal area has been moved inland to secured rail yards. Traffic in route is being held at various yards throughout the NS system in an effort to alleviate congestion in the affected regions. Hurricane force winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding is expected.

Norfolk Southern continues to monitor the storm closely and is taking precautions to protect employees, track, and shipments in these areas.

In preparation NS Engineering is staging resources, including ballast trains, equipment, and generators, and will be prepared to commence storm recovery efforts once it is safe to do so. NS will be working with customers in these areas to identify switching needs and service curtailment. Customers should expect delays to affected areas that could last several days. 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 across the regions.

For the latest information please visit Norfolk Southern.

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