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28 May 2019

IPI Service Alert May 28, 2019

Update from the Norfolk Southern Railroad:
Kansas City Closure Update

  •     “Flooding across the Midwest continues to impact all train operations to and from Kansas City. Local forecasts indicate that rain is expected over the next 48 hours which will delay the restoration of service to Kansas City. The Norfolk Southern Engineering Department continues to assess the condition of our infrastructure and current estimates suggest that train service will not be restored sooner than Thursday, May 30th.”
  •     “Effective 6:00pm EDT today, all origin-facility ingates will close to loaded shipments billed to Kansas City. All origin-facility ingates remain closed to empty Kansas City shipments and the Kansas City ingates remain closed to all shipments. Customers will experience increased dwell on Kansas City destined shipments originating at eastern ports as Norfolk Southern has asked for reduced outbound loadings through the duration of the weather event.”
  •     “As a reminder, the Kansas City outgate remains open and we ask that customers make every attempt to outgate shipments from the facility to help create parking capacity and increase terminal fluidity. All closures will remain in place until conditions improve.”

Update from the Union Pacific Railroad:

  •     “Severe weather and flooding continue to impact Southern Region operations in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. As a result, five subdivisions are currently out of service.”
  •     These include:
    •         oCherokee (Parsons, Kansas, to McAlester, Oklahoma)
    •         oParsons (Paola to Parsons, Kansas)
    •         oRiver (Kansas City to Jefferson City, Missouri)
    •         oWagoner (Coffeyville, Kansas, to Van Buren, Arkansas)
    •         oOklahoma City (El Reno to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  •     “Customers with shipments moving through the affected areas may experience delays between 48 and 72 hours.”
  •     “Additionally, the tornado that touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, knocked power lines across our main lines temporarily halting operations in the area. Operations resumed this morning (5-23-19)."

Update from the BNSF Railroad:
St. Louis Intermodal Facility Ingate Restrictions Lifted

  •     “Effective Monday, May 27, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. (CST), BNSF is lifting ingate restrictions for loads and empties at its St. Louis Intermodal Facility. As reported, the ingate restrictions were put in place beginning on Friday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m. (CST) to aid in continued service recover efforts in response to recent flooding.”