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To: All Impacted BNSF Customers

Update Report: Tunnel Outage near Helena, Montana

As mentioned in a Service Advisory issued on July 22, 2009, BNSF reported a track closure on the MRL between Helena, Montana and Missoula, Montana due to the Mullan tunnel being out of service. Additional delays were encountered during the repair and the tunnel and main track are now estimated to remain closed for at least another week. Trains scheduled to move through this area continue to be re-routed.

We will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available.

Customers may experience delays of 48 to 96 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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