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Mudslide cleared from track in B.C., but Amtrak service remains suspended

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January 06, 2019 - 9:00 PM

VANCOUVER - The company that operates a train corridor that was blocked by a mudslide near White Rock, B.C., says it has cleared the path of debris.

BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews used cranes to remove debris and were able to clear the way for freight train service to resume.

He says Amtrak's passenger service between Vancouver and Seattle remains suspended.

The American passenger rail company suspended service on its Cascade line at noon on Friday, and says service is scheduled to resume on Sunday.

Melonas says BNSF is continuing its inspection of the area to ensure safe movement of the trains.

Amtrak is providing alternative bus transportation to affected passengers.

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