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Len

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« on: September 12, 2018, 07:41:58 AM »

Amtrak trains in the South are undergoing cancellations or schedule modifications beginning Wednesday and lasting through Sunday. Amtrak will waive additional charges for those looking to change their reservation due to inconveniences caused by Hurricane Florence. The changes affect routes along the coastal corridor. Northeast Corridor trains won't operate south of Washington, while trains on some other routes that run through Philadelphia en route to or from the South are canceled entirely. A full list of impacted trains can be found on Amtrak's website. The pending arrival of Florence also has prompted CSX and Norfolk Southern to curtail their service.

NS will temporarily close its Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters due to an evacuation order being issued by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
NS told its shippers that its intermodal customer service team will unavailable by phone during the evacuation. The railroad has ceased accepting intermodal shipments destined for Norfolk area terminals. Although other intermodal facilities were scheduled to maintain normal hours, gate and terminal closures may occur as Florence nears landfall.

CSX put into place its Hurricane Action Plan, which includes protecting equipment in the stormís projected path and preparing areas that could be affected. It advised customers to expect delays for any shipments traveling through the Interstate 95 corridor and that it has halted rail service to and from Portsmouth, Virginia. A terminal in Charleston, South Carolina, will also close and remain closed throughout the storm.

And if you live anywhere in the red area shown on the map, and you have not evacuated yet, you need to get moving NOW!
Even if you've ridden hurricanes out before, please don't try it with this one. The predicted flooding is going to make what Floyd did look like a rain puddle. Stay safe, stay alive, and get out now.



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