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Mudslide south of Mukilteo closed passenger rail

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm •  Published: January 30, 2014

MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) — BNSF Railway says a mudslide Thursday afternoon has closed its railroad tracks just south of Mukilteo.

Spokesman Gus Melonas says passenger rail service has been suspended for 48 hours following a slide that covered the tracks with mud and debris at about 2 p.m.

He says crews are working to open the line to freight service.

Melonas says it's the third slide of the season in this area. The mudslide occurred about a mile north of where the railway made major engineering improvements last year.