CHICAGO Norfolk Southern
Corp. has informed shippers that they might experience delays
lasting up to 24 hours as floods in the Midwest have forced the
company to reroute some trains.
"Flood-stage conditions continue
along the Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri and Wabash Rivers and
tributaries," the Norfolk, Va.-based company said on its
website. "Flood conditions at Hannibal, Mo., and Naples, Ill.,
have required the closing of bridges and main line operations
at these locations."
The company "has been and will continue to effectively
reroute shipments normally moving over these routes via
alternate routes, but customers may see delays of up to 24
hours," it said. "As river levels recede and federal, state and
local authorities allow, Norfolk Southern will restore normal
operations as soon as it is safe to do so."