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... Damages Parts of Transport Network; Further Delays Expected

9:24 AM MDT | September 22, 2008 | Esther D’Amico

The transportation network in and around Houston began a gradual recovery last week after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas Coast on September 13, but most carriers at CW presstime continued to warn of further delays. The storm damaged track, flooded some carrier facilities, forced the closing of main waterways, and knocked out power to at least 2-million businesses and residences. Texas transportation authorities advised road carriers to wait for confirmation from local authorities before driving, as it was critical to keep routes clear for rescue and recovery convoys...

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