Severe weather reroutes 'Texas Eagle,' BNSF traffic

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HOUSTON — A line of severe storms barreling through Southern states over the weekend has taken its toll on the region's' railroads.
Through early Tuesday, May 2, Amtrak's Texas Eagle trains 21 and 22 were detouring between Poplar Bluff, Mo., and St. Louis, and bypassing the stop in Arcadia Valley, Mo.

BNSF is also experiencing service delays due to flooded tracks on the Cherokee and Thayer North subdivisions offering service between Kansas City, Kan.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Thayer, Mo. High water also disrupted service the River Subdivision heading south from St. Louis, and the service update notes that Cuba Subdivision between St. Louis and Springfield, Mo. is "at risk" for flooding. Traffic on those subdivisions will be temporarily rerouted to other tracks.

Doniele Carlson, a Kansas City Southern representative, says the railroad's operations in eastern Texas were unaffected by the storms. That region saw the most widespread damage after a storm line formed east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area Saturday night and produced at least three tornadoes, one of which was rated an F3. The storm claimed six lives in the city of Canton. More than a dozen people died as a result of injuries suffered in the storms.

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