Amtrak train service is suspended between Portland and Spokane due to a landslide.
The landslide happened late Saturday on a BNSF track west of Pasco, WA.
Railroad spokesperson Gus Melonas says heavy rains caused the slide that buried part of the mainline track and also washed out several feet of track bed.
Crews were working through the night to get the line operational again.
Amtrak said there is a moratorium on the route until Monday morning at 9:30 a.m.
The slide delayed one Amtrak train from their Empire Builder line Saturday night.
That train left Portland for Spokane at 4:45 p.m.
Passengers were stuck on the train all night near Pasco before the train was reversed back to Portland.
They arrived back in Portland on Sunday morning.
Amtrak is currently busing passengers between Portland and Spokane.
Copyright 2012 KPTV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.