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Union Pacific train traffic halted in Nebraska due to flooding

(Source: Grand Island Independent, March 18, 2019)

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Because of eastern Nebraska’s continuing unprecedented flooding, Union Pacific rail traffic east of Gibbon has been at a standstill since Friday. Stranded trains have been sitting on the main line east of Grand Island since then. Closing U.P.’s double-track main line through Grand Island, on the route of the “first transcontinental railroad,” is part of a complete shutdown of U.P. traffic across eastern Nebraska.

Full story: Grand Island Independent

Monday, March 18, 2019

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