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Preliminary Report: Service Interruption at Essex, Montana

BNSF is experiencing an operational impact due to track outage, caused by wildfires in Essex, Montana. Essex, Montana approximately 52 miles East of Whitefish, Montana. The estimated time for opening for the main track has not been determined.

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 corridor.

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