BNSF investigates tampering along line in SW Wash.



LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The main BNSF rail line is re-open through southwest Washington, after police and inspectors temporarily shut it down Monday to investigate reports of tampering along the line from north of Vancouver to Chehalis.

Spokesman Gus Melonas says officials have determined that it is safe for all operations through the area. He would not specify how the lines were tampered with, but he says it has been eliminated.

Melonas says BNSF personnel discovered the tampering shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. Police are searching the area.