Another mudslide delays trains north of Seattle

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Associated Press

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 10:32 AM

MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) — Another mudslide has suspended passenger train service north of Seattle until at least Sunday.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the mudslide struck at about 4 a.m. Friday a little more than two miles south of Mukilteo. Freight train traffic resumed later in the morning, but passenger rail service is subject to a 48-hour moratorium any time there's a mudslide by the tracks.

Passenger service was already suspended by a slide north of Mukilteo on Thursday afternoon, but Friday's slide means service won't resume until Sunday morning at the earliest.

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