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Alliance Shippers Intermodal Holds Announcement

Announcement From Alliance Shippers Inc. (October 5, 2017)

Dear Valued Customer,

Alliance Shippers Inc. will have to place a hold on all Intermodal shipments into the New Orleans area until further notice. Below is a notice from the Norfolk Southern outlining the situation that is taking place today.

Tropical Storm Nateβ€” NS Operations in New Orleans

With recent heavy rains and the anticipated impact from Tropical Storm Nate, the City of New Orleans has activated plans to prepare for flooding. Norfolk Southern is taking precautions by repositioning rail equipment away from the low lying areas. Traffic enroute to New Orleans will be held at various yards throughout the Norfolk Southern system in an effort to alleviate congestion. Additionally, NS is issuing embargoes for traffic destined to the New Orleans area.

We appreciate your patience on this matter and regret any inconvenience this may cause. We will keep you posted on any updates as they become available. If you have any additional questions, please contact your local Alliance Shippers Inc. operations center. Thank you.