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February 27, 2013

State fining BNSF over rail crossings

BELLINGHAM (AP) — Washington state says it's fining BNSF Railway Co. $105,000 for not repairing seven railroad crossing defects in Whatcom and Skagit counties. A railway spokesman says BNSF has already submitted a plan to fix those crossings by the end of March.

The Bellingham Herald reports that the state Utilities and Transportation Commission announced the penalty Monday. The newspaper says the commission sent the company a letter in December, outlining the problems and asking they be fixed or that a plan be developed to do so.

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