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Further Shipment Delays Expected as Mississippi Floodwaters Start to Recede

11:28 AM MDT | June 24, 2008 | Esther D'Amico

The upper Mississippi River flood zone, created by storms and severe weather that started in May, continues to cause shipment delays and force some carriers  to declare force majeure. Railroads and barge operators that serve that part of the river say that floodwaters have begun to recede along the river and its tributaries but that they still anticipate delays, at least, for the near future. “The whole nation has seen the flood impact in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and those flood waters made our main line double track impassable in that area,” Union...

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