February 18, 2021
Yesterday we communicated about the extreme weather impacting Texas and northern Mexico. Service delays remain in these areas as Texas continues to suffer the effects of below freezing temperatures, snow and now freezing rain. The weather has caused delays on both sides of the border and has significantly delayed cross-border north-and-southbound traffic.
The weather has continued east across the U.S. and is now impacting service across the Meridian Speedway from Shreveport, LA. east. According to Accuweather, Texas through the east coast of the U.S., including Shreveport, LA. to Jackson, MS. and up through Corinth, MS., is under a winter advisory. Ice, impacting switches and compromising the safety of the tracks, is also making it dangerous for crews to get to work due to impassible, icy roads.
We will continue to monitor the weather closely and will notify you of any significant changes for the worse. Once the weather has improved and electricity has fully been restored, service to impacted areas can resume. We anticipate that this may not occur until next week, at the earliest, across the full KCS network. Once restored, please allow for delays until backlog can be alleviated. We will communicate again with you on Monday to provide a status update.
As always, the safety of our employees, customers’ shipments and the communities we serve remains the priority especially in times of extreme weather.
Should you have any questions on this storm, your shipments please don’t hesitate to contact our KCS Customer Solutions team who will gladly assist you.
Thank you for your understanding.