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The Latest: Amtrak train resumes New York-Pittsburgh trip

By The Associated PressMay 29, 2019
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Workers wade through floodwaters to recover lumber that floated from a lumber yard, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Harmony, Pa. More storms are predicted for the area. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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Workers wade through floodwaters to recover lumber that floated from a lumber yard, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Harmony, Pa. More storms are predicted for the area. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Latest on severe weather in Pennsylvania (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

An Amtrak train from New York got back on its way to Pittsburgh after being stopped for more than an hour in central Pennsylvania because trees were down along its route.

Amtrak said on Wednesday evening that its Train 43 was no longer stopped west of Lewistown.

Severe storms raked Pennsylvania on Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday, with high winds and heavy rain that took down trees and power lines.

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5:30 p.m.

An Amtrak train from New York to Pittsburgh is stopped in central Pennsylvania because trees are down along its route.

Amtrak said on Wednesday afternoon that its Train 43 was stopped west of Lewistown.

Severe storms raked Pennsylvania on Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday, with high winds and heavy rain that took down trees and power lines.

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4 p.m.

The National Weather Service says at least three tornadoes are confirmed from strong storms that raked across the state, bringing heavy rain and high winds.

Experts said Wednesday there were tornadoes the day before in Indiana, Bradford and Berks counties.

Heavy rains from the front inundated parts of western Pennsylvania, sending torrents down the streets of one town and requiring several people to be helped by swiftwater rescue specialists.

Zelienople (ZEE-lee-uh-no-pul) officials told drivers to avoid several streets because of severe flooding in the town about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Pittsburgh.

The weather system brought high winds that scattered debris, downed trees and took out power lines.

There were reports of large hail and some areas received 3 or 4 inches of rainfall over a short period.

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12 p.m.

Storm-driven floodwaters inundated parts of western Pennsylvania, sending torrents down the streets of one town and requiring several people to be helped by swiftwater rescue specialists.

Zelienople (ZEE-lee-uh-no-pul) officials told drivers to avoid several streets because of severe flooding in the town about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Pittsburgh.

A powerful front that raked across the state late Tuesday brought high winds that scattered debris, downed trees and took out power lines.

Hard-hit areas included north and northeast of Pittsburgh and in northeastern Pennsylvania, from Towanda to Scranton.

The National Weather Service is investigating whether tornadoes touched down in Indiana or Lackawanna counties.

There were reports of large hail and some areas received 3 or 4 inches of rainfall over a short period.

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