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BULLETIN: Western blizzard affects Amtrak trains and buses

Special Amtrak release sent to RailPAC by Ed von Nordeck

BLIZZARDS IN CALIFORNIA AFFECTING SERVICE
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EXTREME BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT THE SIERRA NEVADA AND
SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THE NEXT FEW DAYS,
WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL CLOSING THE HIGHWAYS.
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ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 5:
– ALL THRUWAY BUSES BETWEEN SACRAMENTO AND RENO/SPARKS OPERATE
ONLY AS FAR EAST AS AUBURN. (3524/3528/3534/3537/3543/3553)
– ALL THRUWAY BUSES BETWEEN SACRAMENTO AND SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
OPERATE ONLY AS FAR EAST AS PLACERVILLE. (3424/3447)
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– ALL THRUWAY BUSES BETWEEN SACRAMENTO, DUNSMUIR AND MEDFORD
OPERATE ONLY AS FAR NORTH AS REDDING.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3: 3701.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4: 3701, 3704.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5: 3704.
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NO ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION OF ANY KIND IS OR CAN BE
PROVIDED. ..P12

THE BLIZZARD IN THE SIERRA NEVADA WILL ALSO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL ON THE RAILROAD OVER THE MOUNTAIN. THE UNION PACIFIC
RAILROAD WILL BE PLOWING AS BEST AS POSSIBLE BUT NONETHELESS
TRAIN SERVICE IS LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED.
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TRAIN 5 THAT ORIGINATED CHICAGO ON JANUARY 2, AND TRAIN 5
ORIGINATING CHICAGO JANUARY 3, MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROCEED
PAST RENO. PASSENGERS ON THESE TRAINS ARE BEING TOLD THAT
THIS MAY BE THE CASE. ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION IS NOT
POSSIBLE AND WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.
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TRAIN 6 ORIGINATING EMERYVILLE JANUARY 4, 5 AND 6 MAY ALSO
BE AFFECTED. THE NATURE OF THIS IS NOT YET KNOWN.

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