Morning Update from Montana Rail Link

Trail Creek Derailment Update

 As of 8:00 am Wednesday morning, MRL crews continue to make progress in cleaning up 39 coal cars involved in a derailment that occurred yesterday at 12:50 PM. We do not currently have an estimated time for re-opening the track, but work to clear the derailment is expected to last another 18 hours. MRL environmental contractors are onsite monitoring Rocky Creek water quality and have taken precautionary measures to reduce stream impacts. The general public is urged to stay away from the derailment site so contractors and crews can continue to work safely. Local residents should expect minor traffic delays. We apologize and regret the inconvenience caused to the public and thank them for their patience.

Ross Lane

Chief Communications Officer

101 International Drive

Missoula, MT 59808

Office: (406) 523-1438

www.montanarail.com

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