LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Questions are still needing answering regarding breakdowns of Virginia’s infrastructure during a snowstorm earlier this month.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says he is getting tired of waiting on an explanation from Amtrak about what he calls, “an embarrassing situation” that left hundreds of people stranded on a train for more than a day in Lynchburg.
It happened when snow blocked several train tracks in Nelson County.
The train was forced to return to Lynchburg’s Kemper Street Station where more than 200 people spent the next 30 hours.
Those passengers reported having no food, water or working bathrooms.
Earlier this month, both Warner and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine sent letters to the heads of Amtrak demanding to know why more wasn’t done to help those stranded passengers.
“Amtrak has acknowledged mistakes were made but they have not given moe a formal response to Senator Kaine and my letter and patience is wearing very thin. I am going to be in touch with Amtrak this week and I expect an answer.”U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)
Warner says he understands nothing could have been done about the storm, but he finds Amtrak’s lack of response “unacceptable.”