Weather makes it a slower progress for holiday travelers

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 A security dog checks travelers at 30th street station in Philadelphia (Tom MacDonald/for NewsWorks)

A security dog checks travelers at 30th street station in Philadelphia (Tom MacDonald/for NewsWorks)

With many flights delayed, even more people than usual might be trying to get out of town by Amtrak.

Craig Schulz of Amtrak says the railroad is prepared for the thousands of people who are traveling this week.

He says Amtrak is also ready to handle anything Mother Nature throws at it.

“We pre-positioned crews, we have crews out there on standby should there be any trees in the wires, we have tree cutters on standby,” Schulz said. “We’ve pre-positioned diesel locomotives in case we lose power and have to use diesel locomotives instead of electric, so the key really is planning.” 

College student Corinne Strauss of Connecticut is headed to Washington D.C. by train.

“It’s faster and I also don’t have a car on campus so it’s my way to get around.”

Slick roads and low visibility has slowed down car and air travel both here and in many parts of the Northeast.

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