Extreme Winter Weather Operations

Well before winter arrives, each of BNSF’s 10 operating divisions evaluates their specific Winter Action Plan to ensure that resources and procedures are in place to address extreme winter conditions.

BNSF’s Winter Action Plans are focused on three critical areas:


  • Ensure our workforce is able to work safely in winter conditions


  • Prepare & position snow removal equipment & supplies to keep trains moving


  • Enable us to quickly add manpower, equipment & supplies to address service interruptions caused by severe weather

While unplanned events can always happen, we are fully equipped and prepared so that our people stay safe amid the harshest of weather conditions and our customers’ freight gets to its destination.

Operating in Extreme Cold

    Avalanche Mitigation

      Service Advisories

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