Updated Report:Washout between Beaumont, TX and Lake Charles, LA
On Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. Central Time, we received a preliminary report of a washout on the main tracks on the Union Pacific's Lafayette Subdivision, over which BNSF operates between Beaumont, TX and Lake Charles, LA. The estimated time of opening for the main track is March 24th, 2016. We will update with further details as they become available.
BNSF is employing detour routes over other carriers but traffic in this corridor will still experience delays of delays of 48 to 72 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.