PATERSON, Wash. - An Amtrak train was stuck near Paterson for at least three hours Saturday night as the tracks were flooded in a flash flood.
The train, which had 120 passengers on board, was waiting for a track inspector to determine the integrity of the tracks. The train was scheduled to arrive in Pasco at 8:55 p.m.
According to a passenger on board they were backing up shortly before 10 p.m but were still unsure whether or not they could make it past the flooded tracks.
In addition, Washington State Patrol said State Route 14 was completely blocked between mile posts 135 and 149 with a mud slide and would likely be closed overnight as crews will work to clear it.