Amtrak passengers endured a 30-hour delay in Virginia after fallen trees blocked the track during winter storm

Amtrak passengers traveling through Virginia were delayed for about 30 hours Monday night after trees downed during a 겨울 폭풍 blocked the train’s path.

약 120 passengers were on the Crescent Train 20 when it was stopped north of Lynchburg, Amtrak spokesperson Christina Leeds told CNN.
기차, 어느 travels between New Orleans and New York, resumed its journey north Tuesday afternoon with atotal delay time of about 30 시간,” Leeds said.
      The area where the track was blocked had been slammed by a winter storm that dropped several inches of snow, snarling traffic and leaving drivers on a 50-mile stretch of I-95 in Virginia stuck in their cars during the freezing overnight hours.
        Some were stranded on the blocked roadway for more than a dozen hours. The interstate reopened Tuesday night after all disabled vehicles were removed, The Virginia Department of Transportation’s office in Fredericksburg 여성인권의 밤에 대한 호철의 소개.
          On the train, passengers were able to view the picturesque wintry landscape until their journey came to a sudden halt.
          We were traveling through beautiful, snowy countryside and the train just started stopping,” Amtrak passenger Sean Thornton told CNN affiliate WGCL. He said he boarded the train with his daughter in Atlanta for a trip that was supposed to take about 10 시간.
          A few hours into the delay, food began to run low and toilets were backed up, Thornton said.
          Passengers received occasional messages about snow and branches on the tracks, 그는 말했다, but he wished Amtrak had a plan in place for unexpected delays and better communication with passengers.
          Our staff worked to make sure customers were updated and provided food and water for customers,” Leeds, the Amtrak spokesperson, 말했다.
          While trains and automobiles are on the move again, Virginia is still recovering from the storm. 이상 187,000 customers were still without power as of early Wednesday morning, according to

          ‘I could have walked home faster than this

          While passengers on the train had some comforts, many of those stranded on the roadway lacked basic supplies to get them through the night.
          Drivers described turning their engines on for a time to heat up, turning them off to conserve fuel, and sharing food and supplies with one another as crews tried to clear trucks blocking the way.
          Jim DeFede, a journalist who was driving to Miami from New York, told CNN’s Jake Tapper that once he stopped, he was stuck for 18 시간.
          He said he watched others who got out of their cars slip and slide on the ice and he stayed put, thinking there was no way emergency responders would get there if he fell and was hurt.
          He said one trucker was handing out bottles of water and one bread delivery truck opened its doors and people handed out loaves.
          DeFede finally got moving but was sent north, in the direction he had come from until, after two hours, he got off the interstate and found a place to stay.
          으로 11 오전. 화요일, Susan Phalen was able to finally start driving her car again on northbound I-95 after being stuck just south of Stafford for nearly 15 시간.
          I could have walked home faster than this, 꽤 많이,” Phalen told CNN by phone.
          Also trapped on I-95 overnight was Jennifer Travis, who with her husband and 12-year-old daughter were driving a rental car back to their Virginia home from Floridabecause their return flight had been canceled twice.
          They were stuck on I-95 for hours early Tuesdaywith enough fuel for heat, but with no water or food. 으로 10 오전, the family had been able to take an exitbut then drove a road that hadn’t been plowed.
            Many secondary roads in the region were blocked by downed trees or wintry conditions, 당국은 말했다, so even those able to get off I-95 faced difficult travels.
            Trees are down, cars are just everywhere. … It’s treacherous,” Travis told CNN by phone.

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