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Preliminary Report - Floods at El Paso, Texas

We have a preliminary report that El Paso, Texas is experiencing flooding conditions due to heavy rains. Subsequently, El Paso Hub closed at 3:00 p.m. CT Tuesday August 1, 2006. Various wash outs have been reported along the main track, preventing movement in and out of the El Paso yard. The purpose of this email is to inform customers that BNSF personnel are enroute to the location to determine the impact and how this may affect shipments on trains moving through this area.

    No further information is available at this time. Customers will receive a separate advisory as soon as we receive additional updates, outlining the anticipated impact to shipments and the estimated time of the track opening.

    If you have any questions, please send an email to