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Passenger train moratorium extended by new slide

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MUKILTEO -- Another day, another mudslide on railroad tracks in the Everett-Seattle corridor.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said the Wednesday afternoon slide south of Mukilteo was being cleared and freight train traffic was only expected to be briefly interrupted.
However, the slide does reset the required 48-hour moratorium on passenger and commuter train traffic in that corridor. That moratorium now extends until Friday afternoon.
Melonas says there have been more than 30 mudslides in the corridor since Thanksgiving week. The area has been pounded by heavy rainfall.

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