the republic logo

Mudslide hits railroad tracks near Edmonds; Seattle-Everett passenger train moratorium

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

EDMONDS, Washington — A mudslide hit Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks at 12:30 a.m. Friday near Edmonds.

Spokesman Gus Melonas (mel-OWN'-us) says the tracks were cleared and freight trains resumed running at 3 a.m. But, a 48-hour safety moratorium will prevent passenger trains from rolling between Seattle and Everett this weekend. Buses will bridge the service.

Amtrak says passenger service between Seattle and Everett will resume Sunday.

Sound Transit says Sounder commuter train service will resume Monday, if no other events occur.

Melonas says railroad engineers are inspecting the roadbed and slopes for stability.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.