Ten mudslides near Tacoma Narrows Bridge halt rail traffic between Seattle and Portland
TACOMA, Wash. -- Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of train traffic on a heavily traveled section of rails between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Gus Melonas, spokesman for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, says early Friday that 10 slides just north of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge have halted rail traffic. The multiple slides came hours after a series of thunderstorms rolled through western Washington.