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Update: Temporary Closure of Sweetgrass, Montana Interchange to Canadian Pacific Railway

As noted in the Service Advisory issued on June 21, 2013, the interchange point at Sweetgrass, MT between BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway has been temporarily closed due to flooding in Southern Alberta and Southeast British Columbia in Canada.

The Sweetgrass interchange is closed to loaded and empty coal traffic as the line from Calgary north to Edmonton remains closed. There is no estimated time of opening. A daily manifest train and some unit train traffic is being accepted on a case by case basis as route conditions are evaluated.

At this time there are no alternate interchange locations.

BNSF will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

Customers may experience delays of 24 to 48 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

Updated shipment information is always available through the secure Rail Central web tool at

If you have any questions; please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673, option 4, option 3.

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