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Date: 07/08/19 21:42
Record Flooding Will Likely Affect the CZ in Nebraska
Author: MSE

A major flash flood situation developed over south central Nebraska Monday evening with 10-11" of rain over the Wood River Basin. A record crest, slightly exceeding April's record, is forecast for the town of Elwood and areas a few miles downstream. This will wash out the BNSF Railway which also carries the CZ. 



Date: 07/08/19 22:51
Re: Record Flooding Will Likely Affect the CZ in Nebraska
Author: IC_2024

Great!! More waiting and waiting ...
Can’t catch a break on this run!!



Date: 07/09/19 00:25
Re: Record Flooding Will Likely Affect the CZ in Nebraska
Author: darkcloud

Confusing post, since according to topo maps the Wood River basin is north of the Platte River, along the UP transcon.  Elwood is south of the Platte, so in a separate drainage area, and Amtrak doesn't run on the line through Elwood.  #6 just left McCook heading east, though between there and Holdrege it will cross creeks draining some of the heavy rain areas.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/19 00:32 by darkcloud.



Date: 07/09/19 03:04
Re: Record Flooding Will Likely Affect the CZ in Nebraska
Author: MNNRfan

Looks like 6 is holding at McCook and 5 is at Lincoln. Both are in service disruption.

Not sure if there is a bus bridge or not.


From their Twitter feed:
: California Zephyr Train 5 which departed Chicago (CHI) on 7/8 is currently stopped at Lincoln (LNK) due to water reported over the rail. Track inspector en route. We will update as more information becomes available.

Same info for 6 but it's at McCook.

osted from Android



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/19 03:07 by MNNRfan.



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