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Update Report: Minot, North Dakota Area Flooding

As stated in the Service Advisory dated Friday, June 24, 2011, BNSF reported that both main tracks at Minot, North Dakota were closed to rail traffic due to flooding.

  • Main track one was removed from service 12:00 p.m. CT on June 22, 2011.
  • Main track two was removed from service 10:00 a.m. CT on June 24, 2011.

Based on current hydrological forecasts, BNSF estimates that water levels will recede to levels allowing main track two to be repaired and returned to service early the week of July 4th, 2011.

In anticipation of the opening of main track two, we will begin to route some trains over our north lines through Minot, North Dakota over this weekend; while some traffic will continue to run over the established reroutes.

Customers will continue experience 24-48 hours delays on traffic over the next week as crews and equipment are returned to balance, and congestion from the track outage is alleviated.

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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