BNSF is monitoring Hurricane Sally as it is approaches the Gulf Coast. The hurricane, with current maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, is expected to strengthen prior to making landfall Tuesday night in southeastern Louisiana or southern Mississippi. Extended service outages in this area are possible due to forecasted storm surge as well as the potential for flooding in multiple locations.
Flood gates in and around New Orleans are closed, which affects traffic interchanging with eastern carriers. We are holding all New Orleans-bound trains from moving into the area and re-routing traffic through alternate gateways as needed.
BNSF is prepared to address any impacts to our network and direct recovery efforts that are needed. Our operating teams are also in communication with local, state and federal emergency personnel.
We will provide additional updates as conditions warrant. If you have questions about your shipment(s), please contact your BNSF representative or Customer Support at 888-428-2673.