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Preliminary Report: Flooding near Silesia, Montana

BNSF is experiencing flooding near Silesia, Montana which is approximately 10 miles south of Laurel, Montana. The main track was taken out of service around 5:30 p.m. CDT due to washouts and water over the main track. We currently do not have an estimated time of track re-opening.

Customers may experience delays through this region over the next 24-48 hours. BNSF will continue to assess and advise daily on this situation to help minimize impact to our customers.

We will continue to provide updates as conditions change. 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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