More Mukilteo mudslides hit railroad tracks

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MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) - Two more mudslides hit Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks near Mukilteo Thursday night, following one Thursday morning.

Spokesman Gus Melonas (mel-OWN’-us) says crews quickly cleared the debris so freight trains can continue to roll. But Amtrak and Sounder passenger trains will have to observe a 48-hour safety moratorium until 10:40 p.m. Saturday.

Melonas says nine mudslides have blocked tracks north of Seattle this rainy season, compared to 60 last season on the stretch along Puget Sound under a bluff.

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