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Preliminary Report: Derailment at Laura, Illinois

On Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 4:52 p.m. Central Time, we received a preliminary report that Z-WSPALT9-28 derailed on all main tracks at Laura, Illinois; 26 miles east of Galesburg, Illinois. One main track is estimated to open on April 29th at 1:30 p.m Central Time. The second main track does not have an estimated opening at this time.

BNSF personnel are on site making repairs. BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. Customers may experience delays of 36 to 48 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

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