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YRC alerts customers in Irene's path of possible delay in shipments

Update: August 29, 2011


All YRC service centers, including those in the Northeast, are open and operational.

As the Northeast recovers from Hurricane Irene, some service centers have limited capability because of data line or power outages; however, all terminals are staffed and making pickups and deliveries where possible.

Operations in the coastal areas of New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia will be limited because of severe flooding. Intermodal operations continue to be affected, but those are generally isolated to a few areas.


Original Story:

As many of you are well aware from recent news broadcasts, The Weather Channel forecasts Hurricane Irene to make landfall at 5 p.m. (eastern) in the North Carolina Outer Banks. YRC anticipates minimal effects on the YRC network. Irene is expected to move north along the coast of the Mid-Atlantic States, which may affect our Norfolk and Richmond, VA service centers on Saturday morning. Forecasts indicate the storm will continue to move north and be 60 miles east of Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD, by midday Saturday. Late Saturday, Irene is expected to reach New York City, then move to New England on Sunday.

YRC operations continue to proceed normally today.

As the storm progresses, they will process shipments through our service centers in a timely manner, using inland routes and staging them at inland locations until it is safe to move them to coastal destinations.

Inter-modal operations are expected to experience some delays this weekend, which will most likely delay shipments already en-route to coastal areas. Other shipments may be delayed as we divert them to safer staging areas to await delivery.

All service centers in the path of the storm are fully operational today.

Future updates will be posted to the Services Alert section on at: You can also receive Service Alerts and News through mobile apps. Click here to learn more about YRC mobile apps.