- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - The agency that runs commuter trains in the Seattle area has canceled some service for the Seahawks game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday due to the threat of mudslides.

Sound Transit said Friday night that it will not run Sounder trains between Everett and Seattle. Officials said they’ve been monitoring the weather forecast and soil conditions, and an expected dump of rain over the weekend makes it too risky.

The tracks north of Seattle run past steep, mudslide-prone slopes, and train service is regularly halted when land gives way during heavy winter rains. Last winter, there were more than a dozen slides on the tracks - each one prompting a mandatory 48-hour moratorium on passenger trains.

The most recent mudslide on the tracks occurred Wednesday.

Sound Transit says it will continue monitoring the weather before making any decision about running trains for Monday’s commute.

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