Winter Weather Delays - Colorado
Although weather conditions have improved in and around Denver, Colorado, switching operations remain slow. The total accumulation in the metro Denver, CO area is near 30 inches. Combined with high winds it has caused a major interruption to railroad operations throughout the state of Colorado.
The Denver Intermodal Facility which closed at 9:00 p.m. CT Wednesday, December 20, 2006, has re-opened at 6:00 p.m. CT Thursday, December 21, 2006. Crews continue removing snow in the Denver Yard to allow switching operations to begin. Weather conditions are expected to improve by Friday, December 22, 2006, but recovery will be slow as most side streets remain impassable. BNSF will continue to monitor the situation closely and advise as conditions improve.
For units patron notified at the Denver Intermodal Facility on or prior to Wednesday, December 20th, BNSF will provide two additional storage free days. Any questions regarding Intermodal storage free time, please contact the BNSF storage department at 1-888-428-2673 option 3, 3, 2.
Customers should anticipate delays between 24 and 72 hours on traffic moving through this region.