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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Passenger trains back on tracks south of Everett

The Associated Press

EVERETT — Passenger trains are back on the tracks between Seattle and Everett, as of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews cleared mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot embankment on Monday.

Freight traffic resumed that day,  but the railway waits 48 hours before allowing passenger trains to return to the tracks for safety reasons.

Monday’s slide was the first major mudslide to affect the train tracks this season.

Melonas says that during the off-season, BNSF did some erosion control work to shore up the slopes between Seattle and Everett and enhanced slide-detection technology. But how bad the slide season will be this fall and winter will depend in part on the weather.

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