UPDATE for June 27, 2024: Service Recovery Continues in Flood-Impacted Areas

Jun 27, 2024

BNSF teams continue to make progress in restoring service to flood-impacted areas across parts of Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota as the storms affecting the region moved out of the area. Thanks to the efforts of our BNSF teams and contractors, the Canton, Madison and Corson Subdivisions have reopened and our Marshall Subdivision is expected to return to service this weekend. Speed restrictions and more frequent track inspections will remain in place where necessary across the impacted areas.

BNSF continues to re-route trains as much as possible to minimize service impacts as crews address the affected track. Some areas will require more extensive repairs following the widespread damage caused by the flooding, and customers should expect lingering delays as recovery efforts continue and service begins to normalize.

BNSF crews repairing track damage caused by flooding on the Marshall Subdivision in Iowa

Temporary embargoes remain in place to help manage traffic flows during ongoing restoration and recovery efforts. Additional information can be found on the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Embargo Railinc website here (enter "BNSF" in the Issuing Road field to view active embargoes). Permit requests for permitted embargoes can be submitted through this online form.

If you have questions regarding a shipment(s), please utilize the Message Us feature on the BNSF Customer Portal (must be registered/logged in to access) or contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673.

BNSF teams continue to work diligently to make repairs as quickly as possible. We will continue to provide customers with updates on our service restoration efforts.