Avalanches In Montana Leave Two Amtrak Trains Stuck On Opposite Sides Of Marias Pass

Avalanches In Montana Leave Two Amtrak Trains Stuck On Opposite Sides Of Marias Pass

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Avalanches In Montana Leave Two Amtrak Trains Stuck On Opposite Sides Of Marias Pass

Crossing Marias Pass | Photo:

Crossing Marias Pass | Cover Photo: Amyjo Cox

A pair of trains carrying passengers from Seattle to Chicago and visa versa experienced a major delay on Monday due to an avalanche that covered parts of the railway on Marias Pass in Montana.

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According to the Spokesman-Review, the avalanche crossed parts of railway, breaking the track and making the route impassable until crews can make the necessary repairs. The two trains were forced to back up all the way to Cut Bank and Whitefish Montana, where riders now wait for repairs, or making alternative travel plans. The avalanche danger was marked at “Extreme” at the time of the slide.

Find the entire Spokeman-Review article here: Two Amtrak trains stranded in Montana due to avalanche on Marias Pass

 

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