February 17, 2021
This week, the majority of the U.S. and Mexico has experienced a prolong and extreme winter event including southern U.S. and northern Mexico. With temperatures below freezing and snow in areas not accustomed to either, the weather has resulted in electric outages – planned and unintended – across the KCS network.
Especially hard hit is the area of Houston, TX, where power outages have resulted in trains holding in and around the Houston area. We are also seeing delays in and around Corpus Christi, TX and also around Dallas, TX (Wylie). The weather has caused delays on both sides of the border and has significantly delayed cross-border north-and-southbound traffic.
According to Accuweather, both the Houston and Dallas, TX areas are still under a winter advisory until tomorrow morning, February 18, 2021. 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 will resume. Please allow for some delays until backlog can be alleviated in both Mexico and the U.S.
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 in the U.S. or KCSM Customer Solutions in Mexico who will gladly assist you.
Thank you for your understanding.