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Originally published Monday, April 8, 2013 at 5:01 PM

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New mudslides affect WA train service

The mudslides just keep coming along a stretch of railroad tracks between Seattle and Everett.

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SEATTLE —

The mudslides just keep coming along a stretch of railroad tracks between Seattle and Everett.

A railroad spokesman says there was a mudslide on Monday near the spot where an Amtrak train was derailed over the weekend - and yet another slide hit a few miles to the south.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says Monday's first slide came down around 11 a.m.

Melonas says that slide was about 200 feet south of Sunday's slide and covered an area about 100 feet by 10 feet. Debris was cleaned up by mid-afternoon Monday.

The spokesman says a smaller slide was reported Monday afternoon.

Monday's ground movement further extends a moratorium on passenger and commuter trains between Seattle and Everett. A new 48-hour moratorium starts on Monday.

Amtrak and Sound Transit officials say they will provide alternative transportation for their passengers.

On Sunday, a slide struck several Amtrak cars, causing them to derail. There were no injuries.

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