Norfolk Southern dealing with Savannah derailment and Sally clean-up

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Norfolk Southern experienced a mainline derailment yesterday and is cleaning up from Hurricane Sally.
David C. Lester

Ed. Note: Norfolk Southern had a tough day yesterday, with a derailment in Savannah and resuming operations in the hurricane-stricken areas of the Gulf Coast. Two service alerts, reproduced below, were issued yesterday by the railroad. RT&S will continue to report on these events as warranted. DCL

At approximately 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, Norfolk Southern experienced a mainline derailment in the area of Tennille, Georgia.

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

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Norfolk Southern is actively monitoring the remnants of Hurricane Sally as the storm moves across the southern portion of our network. NS’ operations in its Mobile, Alabama, yard have resumed. Customers should expect 48-72 hour delays to their traffic as operations return to normal in this area.

NS resumed operations in its New Orleans yard [Wednesday], Sept. 16, and interchange traffic has resumed though the New Orleans gateway. Customers should expect 24-48 hour delays to their traffic as operations return to normal.

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