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To: All Impacted Customers

Preliminary Report: Tunnel Outage near Helena , Montana.

It has been advised that the Mullan tunnel located on the MRL has been taken out of service between Helena , Montana and Missoula, Montana at 6:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday July 21, 2009. This location is approximately 15 miles west of Helena, Montana. BNSF personnel are onsite to determine the impact. We will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available.

Customers may experience delays of 48 to 72 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

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

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