Major train route temporarily blocked by rock slide
A rock slide blocked a major Northern California rail corridor for several hours on Thursday, causing delays for passenger and freight service on trains moving between the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento.
The slide dumped debris on the tracks near Crockett, Calif., about 25 miles northeast of Oakland near the opening of Suisan Bay. The debris covered both tracks but caused no injuries. The tracks carry 57 trains a day through the region, a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman told the Associated Press.
Nine freight and Amtrak trains were delayed before the tracks were cleared and normal rail traffic resumed by late morning.