Downed Power Lines In Maryland Cause Hour-Long Delays On Amtrak NE Corridor

By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Some downed wires in Maryland caused all kinds of headaches for commuters on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor this morning, with hours-long delays in both directions.

Although the problem was south of Wilmington, trains to New York City and Boston saw the worst delays, the 5:15 a.m. to Boston didn’t leave 30th Street Station until close to 9 a.m.

Jane Miller from Deptford, New Jersey was trying to get to New London, Connecticut for a business meeting, and the long delays had her scrambling.

“Emailing folks and letting them know I won’t make it, and giving some instructions on what they need to do at this particular meeting.”

She says she tried to find a different for alternatives.

“Not to New London, Connecticut, they actually said I could get to New York, but once I got to New York there was no guarantee I could get to New London, CT.”

But she says she’s taking it in stride.

“I just take a deep breath and try to come up with a plan B.”

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