Amtrak and Sound Transit trains won't travel to Everett until Friday morning as a safety precaution, following two mudslides that hit the railroad tracks early Wednesday in the city.
Amtrak and Sound Transit trains won’t travel to Everett until Friday morning as a safety precaution, following two mudslides that hit the railroad tracks early Wednesday in the city.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says a slide about 1:30 a.m. covered 30 feet of track about 5 feet deep in mud, rocks and trees.
An excavator clearing that slide was hit by a second slide about 5:30 a.m. No one was injured.
The track was cleared by 11 a.m., and freight trains are rolling. There’s a 48-hour safety moratorium for passenger trains.
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Melonas says inspectors are monitoring BNSF tracks for mudslides because of recent heavy rains.