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Updated Report: Washout at Melrose, Iowa

On Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 5:15 a.m. Central Time, we received a preliminary report of a washout on the main tracks at Melrose, Iowa. Melrose, Iowa is approximately 30 miles West of Ottumwa, Iowa. The first main track returned to service on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 3:25 p.m. Central Time. The estimated time for opening for the second main track has not been determined.

BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. Customers may experience delays of 36 to 48 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

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