Delays seen on NE railway service during Hurricane Irene cleanup

30 August 2011 17:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--As the northeast region of the US cleans up the damage created by Hurricane Irene, delays were reported on some railways in the hardest-hit areas, sources said on Tuesday.

One US chlorine producer said there were some issues with rail service, but the overall impact of the hurricane to the market was minimal.

Repairs were underway on flood-affected tracks in parts of New Jersey and New York, rail company Norfolk Southern said on its website.

Delays were expected on rail lines around Binghamton, New York. In the Philadelphia and south New Jersey area, some Norfolk Southern track areas were under repair but most rail services had been restored, the rail company said.

“Customers with shipments moving into these areas should continue to expect delays for the next few days, as the backlog of shipments moves into the area,” according the statement from Norfolk Southern.

Rail company CSX said eastbound intermodal traffic, or transportation using various modes, was temporarily halted in Chicago until receivers can take deliveries, according to CSX.

CSX said no intermodal trains were running out of Boston, several New Jersey locations and Springfield, Massachusetts.  

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