Team members at BNSF’s 24/7 Command Center are shown managing BNSF’s response to Tropical Storm Harvey. Widespread flooding caused by Harvey is disrupting BNSF operations in the Houston area. Some locations have received nearly 40 inches of rain and several more inches are expected during the next 48 hours.
With multiple washouts and high water reported on BNSF main lines in the area, we have suspended all traffic into or out of Houston.
Operations at BNSF Houston-area railyards and facilities, including our Pearland Intermodal and Automotive facilities, are currently suspended. Our command center is in frequent communication with local, state and federal emergency personnel to evaluate conditions and determine when operations can safely resume.
With additional flooding likely during the next few days, normal train flows in the area may not resume for an extended period. Customers with questions about your shipments, please contact Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673 option 4, option 3.
Our thoughts and prayers are with South Texas residents and first responders contending with this ordeal.