Passenger train service near Mukilteo has been shut down for 48 hours following a mudslide on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks.
BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said the midday slide of mud, rocks and other debris in Western Washington was cleaned up by 2:30 p.m. The railroad put a moratorium on passenger travel for the 48-hours following 1 p.m. Saturday as a safety precaution.
Amtrak says it will continue service between Seattle and British Columbia by busing passengers around the slide area.
Melonas says four freight trains were delayed slightly while the mudslide was cleaned up. Freight travel is not affected by the passenger train ban.