Significant Ice Storm to Impact Illinois and Iowa Tonight

Feb 5, 2019

BNSF operating teams are monitoring a major ice event expected later today and tonight across northwest Illinois, including the Chicago metro area, and portions of southeastern Iowa. Ice storm warnings are in effect beginning at 6pm CT tonight until 6am CT tomorrow with a half an inch of ice or more possible in some locations. Any significant ice accumulation may cause disruptions to operations as well as power outages.

Weather conditions will improve during the day on Wednesday as temperatures rise above freezing, however, another brief period of freezing rain is possible in some areas Wednesday night.

If you have any questions regarding your shipment(s), please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673.

We will provide customers with further updates on any major service interruptions.