Following the severe storms in the Northeast last evening, the Pan Am Southern has reported numerous areas along their mainline with downed trees and obstructed tracks.
Train service moving to and departing from Ayer has been significantly impacted. In an effort to minimize the impact on train and terminal operations, the following closure is announced:
Effective 12:01am EST tomorrow, Friday, October 9th, the ingate at Ayer will close to all loaded and empty shipments. The gate closure will be re-evaluated on Saturday, October 10th. The Ayer Intermodal facility will remain open during the ingate closure, and we encourage customers to outgate equipment from Ayer in order to increase parking capacity and improve terminal fluidity.
As a reminder, Norfolk Southern Intermodal provides 24/7 automated information services for shipment tracing, billing verification, and storage charges (including the Last Free Day) through our Touch-Trace voice response system at 1-800-497-2919. Customers and dray carriers can also utilize accessNS for information concerning their shipments.