Everett WA landslide hits railway tracks

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A railroad spokesman says a major landslide in south Everett, Wash., has buried Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks there.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the slide at 4:30 p.m. Thursday means passenger train travel through Everett will be halted for 48 hours.

He describes the slide as 5 feet deep and 40 feet wide. Crews are headed to the scene to clear the tracks, which are used by both freight and passenger trains.

A BNSF track inspector's vehicle was partially buried but he was not caught in the slide.