A Los Angeles-bound Amtrak train that left from Seattle Sunday morning has been stranded in Oregon for more than 24 hours after a downed tree and heavy snow prevented it from moving forward, according to officials. train, carrying 183, left from Seattle Sunday morning and stopped in Oakridge, Ore., just before 6:30 pm, said Olivia Irvin, an Amtrak spokeswoman.
stuck in the area – which is about 45 miles southeast of Eugene – and when they can leave, The Oregonian reported.
The intense weather in the area has prevented alternative forms of transportation, Irvin said.
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She said the passengers may 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.