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Train service resumes in Colorado area struck by wildfire

KOAA Covering Colorado
Posted at 8:10 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 22:10:29-04

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Trains have started moving again through a western Colorado canyon where railroad tracks were closed because of an ongoing wildfire.

But it could be several more days before motorists will be allowed through the mountain corridor.

The Post Independent reports Union Pacific and Amtrak resumed service through Glenwood Springs after closing the tracks in Glenwood Canyon last week.

Union Pacific's first train traveled through the canyon Monday morning. Amtrak’s California Zephyr line resumed service through Glenwood Springs on Wednesday.

Trains normally permitted to travel at 25 mph were reduced to a maximum speed of 5 mph through the canyon.