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To: All BNSF Customers
04/01/2009

Update Report: Flooding in Minnesota and North Dakota (Red River Valley)

As mentioned in a Service Advisory on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, BNSF has experienced flooding throughout the Red River Valley region. Even though BNSF is able to get trains through the area, there may be a few industries we are not able to serve because of the high waters and snow accumulation. Trains are able to run through Fargo, ND, Moorhead, MN and Dilworth, MN. BNSF continues to develop numerous reroute plans to help minimize the delays for our customers.

Detailed information on the flooded areas:

  • Red River Bridge near Grand Forks, ND is out of service. The bridge is estimated to return to service at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2009.
  • Harwood, ND to Gardner, ND is estimated to return to service at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2009.
  • Erie, ND to Clifford, ND is out of service until further notice.

If you would like to view more information (maps, floods, and previous advisories) please copy and paste the following into your web browser: http://www.bnsf.com/tools/updates.html.

Customers may experience delays of 24 to 36 hours on shipments moving through these corridors.
    If you have any questions, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673 option 4, option 3.

    If you have any questions, please send an email to Customer.Notifications@bnsf.com