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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:14 PM CST

The early onset of winter-like temps and precip in the Midwest and Northern Plains led to delays and problems for rail traffic in the past week.

In a weekly service update to customers, the BNSF railroad (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) reported, "The operation experienced some velocity challenges this week due primarily to frigid conditions continuing to impact the North and Central Regions. This unseasonably cold weather caused some modest traffic slowdowns as well as some negative effects on network fluidity."

However, BNSF officials do not expect the weather-related problems to continue for long. "With network infrastructure adapting quickly to this ...

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