Railroads Prepared for Hurricane Florence
Charleston, SC, and Norfolk, VA, house the largest ports for moving grain that could be affected
The Eastern carriers, CSX Transportation (CSX) and Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), have implemented operational plans for Hurricane Florence, expected to make landfall in the Carolinas early Friday morning, reports the Grain Transportation Report.
CSX has taken steps to protect equipment and prepare areas in the storm’s projected path and the surrounding regions.
NS issued embargos on carload and intermodal traffic destined to many locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, including Charleston, SC, and Norfolk, VA.
Charleston and Norfolk house the largest ports for moving grain that could be affected by Hurricane Florence.
Shipments traveling through affected areas will experience delays.