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Amtrak passengers have been stuck on a train for nearly two full days in Virginia because of the winter storm

An Amtrak train pulls out of Union Station on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

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  • A New York-bound Amtrak train has been stopped for hours near Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Amtrak said that the train stopped due to fallen trees due to winter storms.
  • Passengers onboard have been stuck for nearly 40 hours since leaving New Orleans.

A New York-bound Amtrak train has been stopped for hours on the tracks near Lynchburg, Virginia, because of a winter storm. 

The train, Crescent Train 20, left New Orleans on Sunday for New York City, but became stuck north of Lynchburg about 4 p.m. on Monday due to fallen trees on the tracks, Amtrak wrote on Twitter.

The train left Atlanta at around 2 a.m. on Monday in what would normally be a 14-hour trip to Washington DC’s Union Station, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Tuesday. 

But passengers on board have been stuck for nearly 40 hours since leaving New Orleans, local news station WSB-TV reported on Tuesday. 

It’s unclear if the train has begun moving yet.

A winter storm made commuting a hazard for travelers in Virginia.

Drivers in the northern part of the state were stuck on Interstate 95 for hours — and some for over a day — after a crash on the icy road involving six tractor-trailers forced the highway to shut down. 

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