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November 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Mudslide stops passenger trains south of Everett

The Associated Press

EVERETT — A mudslide Monday morning south of Everett has temporarily suspended passenger rail service between Seattle and Everett.

BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews are working to clear mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot embankment next to the track’s single main line

Freight trains are expected to resume operations later Monday after the debris is cleared and tracks are inspected.

Passenger trains including Amtrak and Sound Transit trains, however, will not be allowed on the tracks until Wednesday morning, when a 48-hour moratorium is set to end.

Melonas says the mudslide is the first of fall season.

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