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Current as of September 14, 2021, 11:40 a.m. CT

Tropical Storm Nicholas, which made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in Texas Tuesday morning, has caused multiple power outages and some road closures due to flooding. Below are transportation impacts to the region.

LTL terminal in Houston and Beaumont, TX are currently closed. As the storm tracks eastward, we expect to see additional terminals close or experience limited operations in Lafayette and Baton Rouge.

Union Pacific temporarily suspended local operations at the Settegast and Englewood intermodal ramps in the Houston area effective at 18:00 September 13. Operations at Settegast and Englewood were reopened September 14 at 09:00. However, many dray carriers are not fully operational in the area so delays are expected.

Port Houston terminals are currently closed – including Turning Basin Terminal, Barbours Cut, and Bayport Container Terminals. Port Houston intends to resume vessel operations at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14 and all other operations on Wednesday, September 15.

We will continue to monitor the impact of this storm and provide updates across transportation services as the storm progresses. Please reach out to your C.H. Robinson account representative with questions.

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