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Landslide Delays Train Service Between Portland And Spokane

PASCO, Wash. - A landslide is delaying trains on a BNSF track near Pasco.

Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says heavy rains caused the slide that buried part of the mainline track and also washed out several feet of track bed.

He says crews are working through the night to make repairs and the line should be operational later Sunday.

The slide area is west of Pasco and about 150 miles east of Portland, Ore. The line connects Portland with Spokane.

Melonas says the slide was detected by track sensors about 7 p.m. Saturday. Six trains have been delayed.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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