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Several trains postponed due to downed trees west of Raleigh

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the Carolinian and Piedmont passenger trains will be unable to operate Saturday due a number of trees and power lines still down on railroad tracks.

NCDOT said trains 73, 74, 75,  76 and 80 will not operate today because a significant number of trees and power lines are still down on the railroad tracks between Greensboro and Durham as a result of Friday's winter storm.

There are also 20 at-grade crossings that do not have power to operate the crossing protection devices.

Norfolk Southern does not believe the railroad between Greensboro and Durham will be restored for passenger service until late today.

Train 79, the southbound Carolinian, will still operate on its normal schedule between New York City and Raleigh. However, when service going west of Raleigh resumes will depend on when repairs are completed.

Buses will operate in place of train 79 today between Raleigh and Charlotte.

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