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To: All Impacted Customers

Preliminary Report: Washout near Temple, Texas

      At approximately 3:00 a.m. CST on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 a track washout was reported between Nolanville and Fort Hood, Texas. This location is approximately 21 miles west of Temple, Texas.

      BNSF personnel are on the scene to determine the impact. The current estimate is that the main track will be returned to service at approximately 9:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. BNSF may reroute some traffic in order to minimize impact to service. We will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available.

      Customers may experience delays of 12 to 24 hours on shipments moving through this corridor. If you have any questions, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673, option 4, option 3.

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