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Two Amtrak trains with 400 passengers stuck near Donner

Two Amtrak trains carrying 400 people got stuck today in the mountains of Northern California near Donner Pass, agency officials said.

No injuries were reported.

The trains had been stuck since 2 p.m., but the passengers are being fed and both trains have heating and lights, Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero said. The tracks were expected to be cleared soon.



A large snow plow being used to clear the tracks fell through a walkway and blocked the trains’ path, Romero said.

Amtrak was trying to summon buses to nearby towns to get passengers out but have had little luck because many of the vehicles are in Arizona for the Super Bowl.



The California Zephyr trains were heading in opposite directions between Emeryville and Chicago.


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