Hurricane Isabel wreaks havoc

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Hurricane Isabel is wreaking havoc south of the border, potentially shutting down truck movement.

The hurricane reached North Carolina on Thursday morning.
News services reported the hurricane was expected to head northwest through Virginia and Washington, D.C. States of emergency have already been declared in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Many of the affected areas were expecting flooding, which could shut down roads.

Ports at Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport and North Carolina ports at Morehead City and Wilmington were closed through Friday.

Norfolk Southern Corp. also halted trains headed for eastern North Carolina and Virginia and Amtrak canceled all train service south of Washington, excluding trains in Florida, Bloomberg reported.

Bloomberg also said some oil refiners along the East Coast were also cutting back operations.

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