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Mudslides close tracks to passenger trains north of Seattle

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SEATTLE, Wash. -

(AP) - More mudslides have covered train tracks north of Seattle, further halting passenger service between Seattle and Everett.
  
BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says rains washed mud down a steep slope just north of Seattle early Sunday morning and covered the track's main line.
  
A moratorium on passenger trains had been in place because of a previous mudslide Friday. It has now been extended. That means no passenger train service will be running between Seattle and Everett until at least early Tuesday morning.
  
Melonas says a mudslide also covered tracks in Canada Sunday morning and temporarily halted passenger trains between Bellingham and Vancouver, British Columbia.
  
Freight trains, however, are running through the area.

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2/4/2018 2:22:34 PM (GMT -8:00)

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