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Updated Report: Avalanche at Summit, Montana

On Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. CST, we received a preliminary report of an avalanche near Summit, Montana. Summit, Montana is approximately 85 miles west of Shelby, Montana. They are estimating main line will open February 7th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. CST. Blizzard warnings are currently in effect, with additional avalanches possible. An additional foot or more of snow is expected by this evening. We will continue to provide further updates regarding this outage.

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 area

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