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3 Amtrak Trains With Hundreds of Passengers Stranded Since Monday

About 500 passengers aboard three Amtrak trains were stranded overnight in a remote part of northern Illinois because of blowing and drifting snow, Amtrak officials said today.

The trains were halted late Monday near Mendota, about 80 miles west of Chicago. The passengers were aboard the Southwest Chief from Los Angeles, the Illinois Zephyr from Quincy, Ill., and the California Zephyr from the San Francisco Bay area, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told The Associated Press.

The trains became stuck around 4:15 p.m. ET Monday after they hit a 12-foot snow drift that paralyzed the engines, passenger Bryan Plummer told ABC News today by cellphone.


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How much would that suck?

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40 accidents in the Chicagoland

Area by 6am, black ice.

That's what we get around here in winter..

You hear everyone talk, even the radio dj's, about how in Oklahoma everyone stocks up and has accidents over 1/2 inch of snow. What these fools forget, or simply don't understand, it's not the 1/ inch of snow but the 1 inch of slick ice below it. A monkey can drive on snow, but black ice is a killer. When it hits here I usually grab a thermos of coffee, some cinnamon schnaps, some blankets and my chains. We then fill up with diesel, put her in 4 wheel drive, and cruise the back roads where dingbats seem to think they can drive uphill on ice for some idiotic reason. Last year I came across a woman with three small kids who were stuck in a ditch and freezing. I asked her why in the world she would be out with her kids. She told me she had to have trash bags to clean up all the Christmas paper from the day before. You just can't fix stupid.

Black ice

That's ray-sis.


When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Lol, guilty as charged