Mudslide halts Friday-Saturday Sounder service
Passengers will need to take buses on a regular schedule for the afternoon commute.
The 48-hour passenger service suspension was caused by a mudslide in downtown Seattle.
About 50 feet of rail was covered by mud after heavy rain fell in the area in the last 24 hours, Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said.
The mud was removed on early morning Friday.
The railroad company is monitoring the area for more possible slides. Service is scheduled to be restored Sunday morning, Melonas said.
Sound Transit is recommending the following alternatives to depart from downtown Seattle:
• To Edmonds: Community Transit Route 416 will depart Fifth Avenue and James Street at 4:27 p.m., 4:58 p.m., 5:31 p.m. and 5:57 p.m.
To Mukilteo: Community Transit Route 417 will depart Fourth Avenue S. and S. Jackson Street at 3:09 p.m., 3:59 p.m., 4:22 p.m., 4:50 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
To Everett: Sound Transit Route 510 will depart from Fourth Avenue S. and S. Jackson Street every 10 minutes.
People can check www.commtrans.org and www.soundtransit.org for more detailed bus schedules.
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