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400 passengers stuck on Amtrak trains for more than 12 hours near Wisconsin Dells due to flooding

Posted: 6:26 AM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-29 19:38:58Z
15 Passengers stuck on Amtrak due to flooding
15 Passengers stuck on Amtrak due to flooding
15 Passengers stuck on Amtrak due to flooding
15 Passengers stuck on Amtrak due to flooding

WISCONSIN DELLS --  Around 400 Amtrak passengers are stranded in their cars for 12 or more hours in Wisconsin because of flood waters blocking the tracks, according to the train company. 

WISC-TV reports the Empire Builder train headed from Seattle was stopped outside Tomah since 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to a spokesperson from Amtrak.

Passengers on another train headed from Chicago told WISC-TV they were stopped outside Portage since early evening.

Amtrak said the delays were due to weather conditions that had shut down railways in Wisconsin.

Each train was carrying around 200 passengers each. All hotel operations on the train were working during the shutdown, according to Amtrak. The company said it was in communication with the owner of the rail, Canadian Pacific, who was working to reopen the track for travel again.

Stay with TODAY'S TMJ4 for further updates on this developing story.