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To: All Impacted Customers

Severe Weather - Chicago Area

At approximately 11:00 p.m. CT on Monday, October 2, 2006, severe thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rain began passing through the Logistics Park, Willow Springs, Corwith and Cicero facilities. All BNSF yard crews were pulled off assignments to take cover from the storms. BNSF Hub Operations at Logistics Park reported a loss of commercial power. Corwith yard reported commercial power problems and high water conditions affecting yard operations. Other Chicago area railroads have also reported high water, debris, and power outages, all affecting operations and causing delays.

BNSF personnel from all locations are working together in order to alleviate congestion caused by weather delays.

Customers may experience delays of 8 to 16 hours on traffic moving through this corridor.

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