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To: All Impacted Customers

Update Report: Derailment in Aurora, Illinois

On Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 02:10 p.m. CDT, we received a preliminary report of a derailment affecting the main line in Aurora, IL. Aurora, IL is located 40 miles west of Chicago, IL. The estimated opening for main track two is Friday, May 25th at 16:00 p.m. CDT.

Our Willow Springs, IL, Corwith, IL, and Logistics Park Chicago, IL facilities are not impacted. Rail operations to/from Cicero, IL will resume today Friday, May 25th at 16:00 p.m. CDT , and will continue until on Sunday morning May 27th, 2018. Rerailing & equipment clearing efforts will then resume on Sunday morning, May 27th, 2018, blocking access to/from Cicero, IL during work, until Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 00:01 a.m CDT.

BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. Customers may experience delays of 24-48 hours or longer on shipments moving through this area.

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