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Initial Report: Flood Waters on the Douglas Subdivision in Kansas

BNSF is currently experiencing operational impact due to track outage caused by heavy rainfall on the Douglas Subdivision in Winfield, KS. Winfield is approximately 24 miles east of Wellington, KS. This location impacts traffic to and from Chicago to Texas.

Heavy rainfall across Southeastern Kansas last night and today has caused the Walnut River to hit major flood stage, which has resulted in segments of main track on the Arkansas City Subdivision and on the Douglas Subdivision to be removed from service at 8 p.m. CDT on Friday, September 9, 2016. There is no estimated time for opening the track at this time.

BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. Customers may experience delays of 24 to 36 hours on shipments moving through this area.

Your shipments that may be delayed include the following, along with ETAs reflected in the BNSF system at the time this advisory was issued:

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