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UPDATE: Amtrak reopen after flooding on tracks between Milwaukee and Chicago

UPDATE: As of 1:50 PM Amtrak Hiawatha Service between Chicago and Milwaukee was restored. The first train will leave Milwaukee at 3:00 PM and the first train to leave Chicago will depart at 3:15 PM. 



The Amtrak Hiawatha Service between Milwaukee and Chicago is has been suspended this morning due to flooding.   According to Amtrak officials, local flooding in Kenosha County in Wisconsin and Lake County in Illinois has resulted in a temporary track closure.

In a news release Amtrak said that no alternate transportation is available during the service suspension and that Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. 

Jim Windsor of Racine was stuck on a train for two hours at the Sturtevant station.

They were hoping to get things moving so he could get to work in Chicago.

But the train was forced back to Milwaukee.

"I'm missing about a 1/2 day of work," Windsor told CBS 58 News. "I'm going to have to make that up."

One passenger tells us Amtrak helped her book a Greyhound Bus so she could get to her destination.

For another stranded passenger advice not to sweat to it.

"Don't worry about it," said Carole Gurke. "Go with what happens. You can't change it. Why get upset?"

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