VRS Feed Customers Working Together . . .

August 31, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

Attention: Alliance Members In the wake of hurricane Irene, many of our members have suffered loss of power, inventory and equipment. The Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance is offering an online bulletin board, with the help of Facebook, to connect people with needs to those who may be able to assist. Through our website, you can post your needs or offer your assistance to those in need. Just click on the link below, then click on the “like” (thumb up) symbol, then post your needs or offer your assistance.

For those of you who are not Facebook members, you have two options:

1. Join Facebook by following the directions once you click on the “like” icon. The process will take you a few minutes.

2. Send your needs to Sue Kinner at sue@nysta.org and she will post the information on our Facebook page. All members may access the NEAFA Facebook site through our website at www.northeastalliance.com.

Just click: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Northeast-Ag-and-Feed-Alliance/137290086321604?v=wall

then, click the “Like” box and you may then start posting.

Flood Damage Interrupts Vermont Rail System Service

August 29, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

Sagging track in Chester shows flood damageTo All Vermont Rail System Customers:

Vermont Rail System along with all railroads in the Northeast US has been severely impacted by Hurricane Irene. We have had numerous washouts across our system and still have many sections underwater. Some bridge structures have also been compromised. Service has been severely curtailed or cancelled today on all line segments. Interline service with our connecting roads has also been cancelled for today. We are still doing a detailed assessment and will be providing regular updates as we complete repairs and we bring service back on line. In addition we are working with our connections to arrange detours where necessary to keep traffic moving. We will also looking at transload options where feasible. If you have any questions please call your VRS representative or our customer service representatives at 1-800-639-3088.

We will be working around the clock over the next several days and as long as it takes to restore service across our system. Our next service bulletin will be provided at approximately 5:00 PM today.

More Pictures of Hurricane Irene Damage