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To: All Impacted Customers

Preliminary Report: Washout Near Ibis, California

At 3:30 p.m. Central Time on August 25, 2013, a track washout was reported near Ibis, California, impacting a 2.6 mile segment of track. This location is approximately 14 miles from Needles, California.

First responders are on site to determine the impact. Currently, we have no estimate on the track reopening. BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. Customers may experience delays of 24 to 36 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

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

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