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Preliminary Report: Derailment at Sandpoint, ID

On Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 7:08 a.m. CST, we received a preliminary report that train E-RBCSCM0-28 derailed on the Montana Rail Link (MRL) main tracks near Sandpoint, ID. Sandpoint, ID is approximately 76 miles northeast of Spokane, WA. The estimated time of opening for the main tracks has not been determined at this time.

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

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