11 October 2018
Hurricane Michael and IPI Service Update
Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is making its way northeast through the Carolinas before it is expected to move out to sea Friday.
High wind gusts and flooding rain are forecast for the southern Appalachians to parts of the East Coast through early Friday. Flooding has been reported on I-26 and the I-126 interchange on the northwest side of Columbia this morning. Tropical storm warnings are still in effect for much of the Carolinas and parts of Georgia.
IPI Service Update:
• The CSX is continuing to monitor the situation and is advising intermodal freight traveling between the Florida and Midwest regions should expect delays of 24-36 hours.
• We expect delays into and out of the Jacksonville, FL ramp over the next few days.
• The Charlotte, VA market will be closed through Friday to keep our drivers safe and allow time for cleanup.
• Driving conditions and driver safety will dictate how we operate as this storm moves through. Drivers will not be sent into areas where winds are 40 mph or more.
We are expecting tighter capacity throughout the region over the next two weeks with higher than average spot rates.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those in the affected areas.
If you have specific questions or concerns about your traffic please reach out to our Inland department for more detailed information. We appreciate your patience and support during these times of service challenges.