An Amtrak train heading from Seattle to Los Angeles has been stuck in Oakridge, Oregon after striking a fallen tree around 6 p.m. Sunday night.
No one was injured in the crash.
Amtrak spokeswoman Olivia Irvin says heavy snow and debris on the tracks have kept the 183 passengers stuck in the area and it’s not yet clear when they will be able to leave.
She said there is currently enough food on board for passengers.
Amtrak is working with Union Pacific, who owns the tracks.
Union Pacific released a statement Monday night regarding the stuck Amtrak train:
“The Amtrak train in Oakridge, Oregon, is inoperable due to weather conditions and downed trees. UP crews are in the process of clearing the track and are expected to reach the train by 6 a.m. PT."
The train will then move back to Eugene and Portland.
Amtrak has made the decision to keep the passengers on the train because power is out in the city.
Also, with only two small hotels in town they don’t want to separate the passengers prior to having them reboard for departure.
Oakridge is about 45 miles southeast of Eugene.
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