July 10, 2019
Due to Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf with the possibility to make landfall near New Orleans, LA, by this weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers has recommended that the New Orleans Public Belt (NOPB) be closed effective tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 11, 2019.
In anticipation of the storm/possible hurricane, arrangements are being made in and around New Orleans that will impact rail traffic starting this evening through the weekend. KCS will continue to work diligently to continue shipments during this time through detours if available or other means.
We will continue to monitor this storm closely and will notify you of any changes. As always, the safety of our employees, customers’ shipments and the communities we serve remains the priority.
Should you have any questions on this storm or your shipments, please don’t hesitate to contact our KCS Customer Solutions team who will gladly assist you.
Thank you for your understanding.