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Freight, package delays expected due to winter storm Jayden

January 31, 2019 / Matt Leonard

Multiple rail companies say they're expecting lower production levels in some areas of the Midwest as temperatures plummeted in the region, reaching as low as minus 66 degrees Fahrenheit in Minnesota. "As we have communicated with our customers, BNSF is experiencing extreme winter weather across the northern Plains and upper Midwest, which is impacting service performance in these parts of our network. Due to these harsh conditions, we expect lower production at St. Paul and Chicago area intermodal and automotive hubs," Amy Casas, the director of corporate communications for BNSF, told Supply Chain Dive in an email. USPS, UPS and FedEx have all suspended service in parts of the country to keep their employees out of the cold weather. Norfolk Southern issued a service alert, saying its facilities in Chicago remain open but with "greatly reduced drayage support in the Chicago area which is creating congestion in our parking lots and storage yards," the company exp...