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Updated Report: Service Interruption at Essex, Montana

BNSF was experiencing an operational impact due to a track outage, caused by wildfires in Essex, Montana. Essex, Montana is approximately 52 miles East of Whitefish, Montana. At this time the main track is open but the fires are still burning and there may be intermittent track closures, as it becomes necessary.

BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information, if closure is needed for an extended period of time.

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