An Amtrak train that hit a down tree in Oregon stranded 183 passengers for more than 24 hours.
The train, headed to Los Angeles from Seattle, stopped in Oakridge, Oregon, around 6:20 p.m. Sunday. By Monday night, passengers remained stuck inside the train as heavy snow and road closures in the area reportedly made it difficult to get to them.
Amtrak said in a statement that no one was injured and it was working with Union Pacific to clear a way to the passengers. Union Pacific spokesman Tim McMahan said crews were expected to reach the train by 6 a.m. PST.
Passenger Rebekah Dodson shared a Facebook live video, photos and a plea for help from the train.
“Please, if anyone is out there, share. I am one of the 183 stranded…35 hours and counting… No rescue in sight,” she posted early Tuesday morning.
Just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dodson tweeted “we have an engine!”
Amtrak said in a statement passengers on the train were not being charged for food or water.
“We are doing everything in our power to make sure they are comfortable,” the company tweeted.
McMahan said passengers will be rerouted back to Eugene and Portland.
Contributing: Associated Press. Follow Ashley May on Twitter: @AshleyMayTweets
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