SEATTLE -

 Officials say a landslide on BNSF tracks has halted passenger service between Seattle and Everett.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the slide caused by heavy rains struck shortly before midnight about 11 miles north of Seattle.

He said early Monday that crews removed the mud, trees and debris and reopened the line to freight trains.

But Melonas says that a 48-hour moratorium on passenger trains along the line has been declared as a precaution.