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Preliminary Report: Derailment near Essex, Montana

On Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. Central Time, we received a preliminary report that S-SEACHC1-18 derailed on both main tracks near Essex, Montana. Essex, Montana is located 200 miles west of Havre, Montana.

BNSF personnel are currently en route to the derailment site to determine the impact. BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. Customers may experience delays of 36 to 48 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

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