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Missouri River flood again disrupts Amtrak St. Paul-to-Havre route


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding along the Missouri River will disrupt two Amtrak routes.

AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Eric Keith

Greg Cluck takes a boat to work at Taylor Seeds in White Cloud, Mo. on Wednesda. Flooding along the Missouri River is making it difficult to get around for many residents in the area where Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska come together. Interstate 29 is shut down in the region, and the St. Joseph News-Press reported Wednesday that every bridge across the river from St. Joseph to Omaha, Neb., is closed.

Amtrak is suspending its Empire Builder service between St. Paul, Minn., and Havre, until further notice. And no alternative transportation will be available between those points.

But Amtrak says trains will offer limited service east and west of those points on the Empire Builder line.

Amtrak says flooding will also temporarily disrupt its California Zephyr service on Wednesday and Thursday. Amtrak says flooding in the Omaha area has made it hard to get all the crews and railcars it needs.

But that disruption will affect only the train scheduled to leave Emeryville Calif., Wednesday and the return trip west scheduled to depart from Chicago on Thursday.

Affected passengers are encouraged to call (800) USA-RAIL for updates.


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