Read yesterday that all of the east/west and north/south mainlines of the UPRR are shut down due to the extensive flooding throughout the state. There are many, many bridges that have been washed out on the Iowa Interstate as well as several short lines. The article that I read also stated that they expected the BNSF mainline at Ottumwa to be closed because of additional bridge problems. Needless to say it is a mess. One of the major problems is getting coal moved to coal fired power plants throughout the state and beyond I live here at the western end of the Iowa Interstate, the eastern end of the UPRR and a major grain movement center for both the BNSF and the Kansas City Southern and I can step outside and not hear a single loco horn unless they are moving coal to the local power plant which has not been impacted yet!!