The Latest: Stuck Amtrak Train Is On The Move Again

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Amtrak train with 183 passengers aboard that has been stuck since Sunday after hitting a tree is on the move. Amtrak says workers freed the Coast Starlight train Tuesday morning and it’s headed to Eugene, Oregon. The train had left Seattle for Los Angeles early Sunday but hit a tree in Oakridge, Oregon, about 6:20 p.m. Oakridge is about 45 miles southeast of Eugene. Amtrak says it made the decision to keep passengers on the train in the interest of safety because electricity was out in Oakridge and roads were blocked by debris and more than a foot of heavy snow. Amtrak says it was able to provide food, heat, electricity and toilets. The railroad says it will contact passengers to provide refunds and other compensation.

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