connectVideoAmtrak train passengers stranded for more than 24 hours
Los Angeles-bound Amtrak train, which departed from Seattle on Sunday morning has been stranded in Oregon for more than 24 hours after a fallen tree and heavy snow prevented it from moving forward, according to the officials.
The Amtrak Coast Starlight train, carrying 183 passengers, left Seattle Sunday morning and stopped in Oakridge, Ore., just before 6:30 p.m., said Olivia Irvin, an Amtrak spokeswoman.
They said heavy snow and dirt on the tracks have kept the train stuck in the area, which is about 45 miles southeast of Eugene and there is no indication that they can leave, The Oregonian reported.
Almost 200 passengers on board an Amtrak train are stuck in Oregon for more than 24 hours.
The intense weather in the area has prevented alternative forms of transport, Irvin said.
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She said that the passengers could not be rescued until Tuesday morning. Union Pacific is reportedly working to help clear a path for the train.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.