Interesting standoff going on at the diamonds now. A westbound UP headed for Global 3 was stopped but the signal wouldn't clear, and got permission to go past after working the release on the control hut. In the meantime a UP signal maintainer on the scene investigating a problem with the highway crossing protection failures adjacent to the crossing discovered a broken rail with a large gap that was now under the train. Following the instructions on the hut did not result in a clear signal. Meanwhile an eastbound BNSF had had a signal, but it was knocked down by the UP conductor's action. The BNSF's conductor then walked to the box where the UP conductor met him.
As of this writting, neither conductor has been able to get a release, so it's a standoff.
Since no one operator/dispatcher has full contol of the automatic interlocking it's a deadlock.
UPDATE: I just heard the BNSF dispatcher ask his conductor who the third person was; apparently a it's a manager. I conclude from this and several recent past reports from the BNSF dispatcher that they have access to a camera here, probably our EarthCam.
The UP is finally on the move. THE track around the break has been put out of service. Now the BNSF is trying to clear the box, with no success, and has to wait 8 minutes to flag through.... Finally BNSF got the signal and finally proceeded east.