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Norfolk Southern warns of flooding delays

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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."

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