August 31, 2017 / 10:05 PM / a year ago

BNSF says limited service restored in storm-hit areas

SEATTLE, Aug 31 (Reuters) - BNSF Railway Co said on Thursday it has made progress restoring rail service and facility operations in parts of the Houston area and other areas of southeastern Texas roiled by Hurricane Harvey.

The company owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it had restored service on its Houston subdivision and a greater portion of its Galveston subdivision between Alvin, just south of Houston, and Temple, about 200 miles (320 km) to the north.

The railway said it expects service to be restored on its Conroe subdivision northwest of Houston between Somerville and Dobbin by Thursday afternoon.

BSNF still has many yards closed due to flooding, including facilities in Silsbee, Galveston and Beaumont, but has resumed limited operations in its South, Dayton, and Casey yards, the company said. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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