Seattle-Everett passenger train service disrupted due to mudslides

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MUKILTEO, Wash. - A mudslide blocked tracks between Mukilteo and Edmonds on Thursday morning, which caused a disruption in passenger train service from Seattle to Everett, said transit officials.

The incident happened at 10:30 a.m. 

Due to a 48-hour moratorium on passenger trains, imposed by the BNSF, there will be no evening Sounder and Amtrak service, officials said 

Chopper 7 flew over Mukilteo, where a downed tree landed on a set of tracks. 

Amtrak service will resume Saturday if there are no additional mudslides. 

Sounder service will resume Monday morning if there are no further slides. The slopes adjacent to the tracks remain stable.

Officials said alternate transportation will be provided between Seattle, Edmonds, Everett and Vancouver, B.C. 

Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel.