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UPDATE 8:30 a.m.: One Amtrak train pulled to Reno, one remains stuck near Truckee

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ” More than 150 people remained on board a train stuck in the Northern California mountains near Truckee this morning after a snow plow fell through the tracks and blocked its path, officials said.

Two Amtrak trains and about 400 had passengers were initially stranded after the accident Friday. One train was pulled to Reno, Nev., and its 165 passengers were put up in a hotel, Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero said.

The other train, which was headed from Emeryville to Chicago, was still in the mountains. About 60 passengers were taken by bus back to the San Francisco Bay area overnight, while 155 stayed on the train to wait for the line to reopen, Romero said.



The train had heating and lights and passengers were given food, Romero said. No injuries were reported.

A Union Pacific spokeswoman, Zoe Richmond, confirmed that the company’s equipment was blocking the tracks but had no other information.


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