Mudslide cancels Sounder commuter train service Friday

Sound Transit on Friday canceled its north line Sounder commuter train service between Everett and Seattle due to a mudslide on the train tracks.

According to our online news partner The Seattle Times, debris from a 150-foot slope slammed into the main rail track between Howard Park and the city of Mukilteo, BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said.

Crews were working to remove the 10-foot-deep, 20-foot-long slide, but passenger traffic between Everett and Seattle has been suspended for 48 hours, Melonas told The Times. Freight traffic is moving slowly through the slide area on an adjacent track.

If there are no additional blocking events, north line Sounder train service will resume Monday, Feb. 5. Commuters are advised to monitor Rider Alerts for updates prior to their commute.

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