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Avalanche blocks BNSF line near Glacier park

Published On: Mar 03 2014 09:11:44 AM MST
Updated On: Mar 03 2014 09:12:04 AM MST
MISSOULA, Mont. -

The recent winter storm continues to affect travel in western Montana.
    
Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliardi says the railroad is busing passengers around an avalanche that blocked the BNSF Railway tracks south of Glacier National Park on Sunday. He says eastbound passengers are being bused from Spokane, Wash., and Whitefish to Shelby while westbound passengers are being bused from Shelby to Whitefish. It's not clear when the blockage will be cleared. BNSF spokesman Matt Jones did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press Monday morning.
    
Meanwhile, a forecast calling for freezing rain and treacherous roads led Missoula County Public Schools to cancel classes again Monday and further postpone high school basketball games that had been called off over the weekend. The University of Montana is holding classes.