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To: All BNSF Intermodal Customers

Update Report: Minot, North Dakota Area Flooding

As stated in the Service Advisory dated Wednesday, June 22, 2011, BNSF reported plans to close the Minot, North Dakota area to rail traffic due to main track flooding.

- Main track one was removed from service 12:00 p.m. CT on June 22, 2011.

- Main track two was removed from service 10:00 a.m. CT on June 24, 2011.

BNSF began proactively moving intermodal trains departing from the Pacific Northwest and from Chicago over established reroutes on the evening of June 22 in order to minimize the impact to our customer’s freight. Due to the Minot mainline outage customers may experience additional transit time of 36 to 48 hours on shipments moving via the reroutes.

Based on hydrological forecasts the Minot outage is currently estimated to last 10 to 14 day. BNSF will continue to update customers on actual conditions.

Please see for maps and additional information. If you have any questions, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673 option 4, option 3.

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