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Mudslide delays passenger trains north of Seattle

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm •  Published: April 2, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — Amtrak and Sounder commuter trains won't travel between Seattle and Everett for at least another day.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe has extended a safety moratorium until 3:20 a.m. Friday to make certain tracks are safe where a slide hit early Tuesday about three miles south of Mukilteo. The slide covered both sets of the double-main line tracks about 15 feet deep in mud, rocks and trees.

Spokesman Gus Melonas (mel-OWN'-us) says freight trains were rolling again by Tuesday afternoon but some mud was still sliding so the 48-hour safety moratorium for passenger trains was extended.

During the moratorium rail passengers are bused between Seattle and Everett.