Recent flooding leaves Amtrak passengers stranded

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - Recent flooding in central Missouri has left passengers on Amtrak’s Missouri River passenger train stranded.

41 Action News received a viewer tip that family members had been stuck on the train for more than seven hours on Saturday. The train had left Kansas City at 8:15 a.m. on its way to St. Louis.

Amtrak confirms that two passenger trains have been stuck after recent flooding in the area washed out the Union Pacific tracks.

The passengers we have been in contact with were stuck just east of Warrensburg. The trains began moving around 7 p.m., only to get to stop again near Sedalia to wait for a new crew.

Nearly 12 hours later, they finally made it to their destination. Passenger Teri Dwyer, who provided us with video from the train, says she plans to meet up with family in Jefferson City.

On Sunday, all trains traveling in Missouri were canceled due to the damaged tracks. A spokesperson said everything should be back up and running by Monday.

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