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Avalanche Blocks Train Tracks, Delays Passengers

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WHITEFISH -

Amtrak passengers will complete legs of their journey by bus, after an avalanche blocked the BNSF tracks south of Glacier National Park late Sunday.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says eastbound passengers are being bused from Spokane, Wash., and Whitefish to Shelby while westbound passengers are being bused from Shelby to Whitefish.
    
BNSF spokesman Matt Jones says a maintenance crew spotted the avalanche at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday about 10 miles east of Essex. He says it's not clear when the blockage will be cleared.
    

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