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Norfolk Southern says rail traffic closed to ports in U.S. Southeast
September 11, 2017 / 9:31 PM / 11 days ago

Norfolk Southern says rail traffic closed to ports in U.S. Southeast

Conyers city workers clean up several trees that fell and shut down the expressway during Hurricane Irma in Conyers, Georgia, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

(Reuters) - Norfolk Southern Corp said on Monday it was inspecting track for damages and removing fallen trees along rail lines leading to ports in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina due to the impact of the weakened Hurricane Irma.

A spokeswoman for the No. 4 U.S. railroad said rail traffic to those locations was closed and would re-open once track assessments and repairs were completed.

Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

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