Hurricane Harvey to Impact Rail Operations
Announcement Number: CN2017-60
Categories: General Announcements
Posted Date: August 24, 2017
To Our Customers,
Harvey has intensified to hurricane status and is forecast to hit the Gulf Coast by tomorrow. In preparation for the excessive winds and rains that will impact our rail operations, we have begun moving rail cars located in our yards prone to flooding to higher elevations. Beginning tonight, we will also curtail trains operating through areas expected to be impacted by the hurricane in order to protect our employees and equipment. This could include locations from Brownsville, Texas along the coast to Beaumont, Texas and beyond.
Our Hurricane Hotline is 800-365-6963 and should be used by our customers to report any damage to their facility that would impact our ability to serve them once service returns. This information should include damage or tracks out of service and estimated facility repair time.
We will continue to monitor this storm and provide you with additional information if necessary. Please contact the National Customer Service Center or your Union Pacific representative with any questions.