East Coast Rains Create Travel Delays

Amtrak trains delayed amid heavy East Coast rains.

It turns out there was enough rain to slow a train to a crawl. Heavy rains and flooding caused more than a dozen Amtrak trains in Maryland to creep along at just two miles an hour last night.

A foot or more of rain soaked parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, rupturing dams and forcing hundreds of people from their homes. Heavy damage but no injuries were reported in south-central New Jersey, where the storm hit the hardest. At least five dams broke overnight. Parts of northeastern Maryland got up to eight inches of rain, and eastern Pennsylvania absorbed about six inches. Most of the waters had subsided by this morning and main roads were re-opened.