VRE, NS adjust plans as hurricane track becomes clear

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WASHINGTON — Railroads are beginning to adjust their plans for dealing with Hurricane Florence as the storm’s track becomes more clear.

In the Washington area, Virginia Railway Express, which had planned to run an abbreviated holiday-snow day schedule, announced Thursday night that it would instead offer regular service today.

Also on Thursday, Norfolk Southern reopened facilities for shipments to Norfolk (Portlock), Norfolk International Terminals, and Virginia International Gateway. The Norfolk (Portlock) Intermodal Terminal reopened at noon Thursday. NS had stopped accepting shipments to those facilities, and had closed the intermodal terminal, in anticipation of the storm’s arrival.

Norfolk Southern’s headquarters remains closed as a result of a mandatory evacuation order.

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