Norfolk Southern experiences two mainline derailments within less than 24 hours

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern experienced two mainline derailments within less than 24 hours.
Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern is actively working to restore service following two mainline derailments.

At approximately 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, Norfolk Southern experienced a mainline derailment approximately 20 miles west of Cleveland, OH. One mainline track was restored at 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2. A second mainline track remains out of service which is expected to be restored early afternoon Dec. 2. Customers with traffic moving through this area should anticipate a delay of 24 to 48 hours.

Additionally, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, Norfolk Southern experienced a mainline derailment approximately 30 miles north of Hattiesburg, MS which will affect traffic moving between Meridian, MS and New Orleans.

NS is in the process of assessing the situation and will provide updates as information becomes available. Customers with traffic moving through this area should anticipate a delay of 24 to 48 hours.

RT&S will continue to monitor and report on these stories as warranted.

Categories: Ballast, Ties, Rail, Class 1, Freight, Railroad News, Safety/Training, Track Structure
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