Amtrak train still stranded near Eugene after hitting tree on tracks Sunday

Amtrak Train Bound for Klamath Falls Stopped Due to Snow, Debris

"The train had been inoperable due to weather conditions and downed trees", McMahan told CNN in an email. "UP crews worked overnight to clear the tracks", he added to CNN in an e-mail.

None of the passengers are injured, but the situation has grown worse due to more snow fall and more fallen trees, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told CNN.

The train, travelling from Seattle to Los Angeles, hit the tree around 18:20 on Sunday, local media reported.

"Because of weather conditions, it's really slow and really stop and go", Irvin said.

"We are doing everything in our power to make sure they are comfortable", the railroad said.

Bigby told ABC News that the train doesn't carry baby formula or diapers, though, so they're "kind of just making do with what we have". Union Pacific spokesman Tim McMahan said the company made a decision to keep passengers on the train because of power outages and lack of hotel space in nearby towns.

"There's two or three feet of snow on each side of us", she said. Oakridge averages 1.1 inches in February.

Oakridge, about 45 miles southeast of Eugene, was hit with more than 10 inches of snow Monday afternoon, which slowed aid efforts.

Amtrak Train Bound for Klamath Falls Stopped Due to Snow, Debris
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What happened: The train, which had 183 passengers on board with more than a dozen crew members, was headed to Los Angeles from Seattle when it came to a standstill in Oakridge, Oregon.

Scot Naparstek, Amtrak's executive vice president, apologized to customers in a statement.

The train is also stuck in a dead zone for cell phone reception for numerous passengers, preventing them from being able to reach family members and let them know what happened.

He said Amtrak will contact customers "to provide refunds and other compensation as appropriate".

With the help of heat, power and (so far) food, passengers said the mood on board has been surprisingly upbeat.

"Strangers are playing cards", she said, according to CNN. "A teenager played his ukulele to kids to get them to sleep".

Still, she said, the "hardship" has been stressful as passengers can not go anywhere. The stranded train was surrounded by feet of snow. Some Los Angeles-bound college students have "panicked" because their professors won't accept their excuse for missing class, Dodson said.

On Tuesday at 7:54 a.m. ET, a woman named Rebekah Dodson - who USA Today identified as being a passenger on the train - tweeted "We have an engine!"

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