Initial Report: Sinkhole near Defiance, NM (Gallup Subdivision)

Oct 7, 2022

On Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 9:51 a.m. CDT, we received a preliminary report of a track outage due to a sinkhole near Defiance, NM which has affected both main tracks. Defiance, NM is approximately 10 miles southwest of Gallup, NM. BNSF field personnel are responding to assess the derailment site. Main track one is anticipated to return to service on October 8th, 2022 at 3:00 a.m. CDT, and main track two on October 8th, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. CDT.