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Winter Weather Delays - Illinois

Winter weather conditions moved through Illinois over the weekend and caused power outages in various locations. While BNSF was able to provide back up power through the use of generators, this had a negative impact on the normal flow of traffic throughout the region. Ice, snow and cold temperatures caused slow train movements and switching operations, and resulted in a backlog of traffic. Most power has been returned to service, and BNSF personnel are continuing efforts to regain fluidity and minimize customer delays.

Customers may experience delays between 24 to 36 hours on traffic moving through this region.

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