UPS Inc. said today it has resumed some pickup and delivery operations in Corpus Christi, Texas, which was hit hard by then-Hurricane Harvey last weekend as it made landfall there as a Category 4 storm.
Atlanta-based UPS also said it has resumed full operations in Austin, the state capital. The company has reduced the number of affected zip codes in Texas to 528. Earlier this week, the transport and logistics giant had listed more than 700 zip codes that experienced service disruptions of one degree or another.
UPS also removed zip codes in Louisiana from the list of impacted zip codes. For most of the week, UPS was showing four zip codes in the state where service was affected. Many areas in Houston, which received record rainfall of as much as 52 inches in less than a week, are still not receiving pickups or deliveries, the company said.
The Port of Houston, a major facility for bulk chemical and container traffic, is expected to resume operations tomorrow. The port notified customers that its terminals and related infrastructure escaped flood damage. Houston's two main airports, George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby, resumed limited operations late Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Union Pacific Corp., whose western rail network feeds directly into the affected region, has begun repairing track and facilities between Houston and San Antonio. Omaha-based UP did not say when direct service between the two cities would resume.
UP said that repairs have been completed between Houston and Bryan, Texas, about 100 miles to Houston's northwest, and between Houston and Angleton, Texas, about 50 miles to Houston's south.