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Update Report: Flooding in Minnesota and North Dakota (Red River Valley)

As mentioned in a Service Advisory on March 23, 2009, BNSF is experiencing flooding throughout the Red River Valley region. Even though we are able to get most of the trains through the area, there may be specific industries we are not able to serve because of the high waters. Also, BNSF is developing numerous reroute plans to help minimize the delays for our customers.

The attached map will illustrate the areas affected by the flooding. Photo shows flooding on the Hillsboro Subdivision. More detailed information on affected areas can be found below:
Moorhead Subdivision (Breckenridge, MN to Moorhead, MN) will be in service later today.
Grand Forks Subdivision (Grand Forks, ND to Cass Lake, MN) will be out of service until March 26.
Humboldt, MN to Noyes, MN is out of service. We will not interchange traffic at Noyes to Canadian National (traffic may have an alternate route).
Harwood, MN and Gardner, MN are out of service (Hillsboro Subdivision).

SD_ND_MN_rev2.jpgFlooding on the Hillsboro Subdivision 03-25-09.JPG

Customers may experience delays of 24 to 36 hours on shipments moving through these corridors.

If you have any questions, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673, option 4, option 3.

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