AMTRAK PASSENGERS STRANDED Downed Trees Leave Hundreds Stranded On Amtrak Bus
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Jul. 1, 2012 11:31 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 1, 2012 11:36 AM EDT
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, West Virginia
A storm that knocked down trees across several states stranded 232 Amtrak passengers overnight on a train in West Virginia.
The riders aboard a train en-route from New York to Chicago had been stranded near the town of Prince since 11pm Friday because fallen trees were blocking the tracks, in front of and behind, the train.
A spokesperson for Amtrak says the train had power, lights and air conditioning. The train was also stocked with food, and passengers were able to get on and off because it was parked at a station.
The company says all the passengers were loaded onto buses Saturday night that will get them to Chicago.
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