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Amtrak traveling from Seattle to Portland crashes into fallen tree

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RIDGEFIELD, WA (KPTV) -

Passengers of a Portland-Bound Amtrak had quite a scare Saturday after their train crashed into a tree.

According to Amtrak, the train coming in from Seattle ran into a tree that had fallen across the tracks near Ridgefield.

Amtrak says 90 people sat on the train for nearly five hours as crews worked to make repairs.

One passenger told Fox 12 that the normally four hour trip from Seattle to Portland took over eight hours because of the delay.

The passenger says he was just happy to eventually get to Union Station safe and sound.

Amtrak says no one on board was hurt, and the damage to the train is minor.

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