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FRA Administrator’s Declaration of Emergency Event: Midwest Storms

Document Series
Press Releases
Press Release Number
Contact Name
Contact Warren Flatau
Contact Phone Number
(202) 493-6024
Emergency, Midwest, Nebraska, Wyoming, Snow

Friday, October 30, 2009 (Washington, D.C.)


The FRA Administrator’s Declaration of
Emergency Event

Pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 211.45, the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Administrator, Joseph Szabo, has determined that as of October 30, 2009, a severe snow storm is affecting all forms of transportation in Western Nebraska and Southeastern Wyoming of the United States constituting an “emergency event” as related to railroad operations. Therefore, the Administrator has activated the Emergency Relief Docket (FRA-2009-0009) as of October 30, 2009, and the emergency relief provisions of 49 CFR Section 211.45 are in effect.


Last updated: Friday, October 30, 2009
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