Bad weather delays Christmas travelers - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Bad weather delays Christmas travelers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Travelers are stuck up and down the west coast after a barrage of winter weather shut down trains, planes, and even buses.

Greyhound bus terminals in Portland, Ore., and Seattle remain closed, with no buses going in and no buses leaving.

More than 100 stranded passengers in Seattle have been sent to three homeless shelters or allowed to stay at the station. The situation is similar in the Old Town station in Portland.

There were long, snaking lines at virtually every western airport customer service counter.

Red Cross worker Colleen Stone in Los Angeles says she's trained for disasters and the airlines aren't. She and her family have been trying to get from Illinois to Seattle for two days.

On the rails, Amtrak could have partial service restored today on the tracks between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Armed robbery suspects block road, steal victim's money

    Armed robbery suspects block road, steal victim's money

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-07-24 15:47:36 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-07-24 16:27:47 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Authorities are searching for two armed robbery suspects who reportedly stopped traffic to commit the crime.

    Authorities are searching for two armed robbery suspects who reportedly stopped traffic to commit the crime.

  • breaking

    Child's body recovered from river after drowning

    Child's body recovered from river after drowning

    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-07-22 22:43:04 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-07-24 16:04:51 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A juvenile boy drowned on the Spring River Saturday near Hardy, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts.

    A juvenile boy drowned on the Spring River Saturday near Hardy, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts.

  • Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:17:09 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-07-24 16:03:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

Powered by Frankly