Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passengers faced long delays after Train 774 struck a tractor trailer carrying fertilizer just south of Guadalupe early Friday morning.
California Highway Patrol Santa Maria spokesman Efrem Moore said there were no injuries reported in the collision, which occurred sometime between when dispatch first received a call of a semi stuck on the tracks at 7:39 a.m. and when emergency personnel showed up at 7:45 a.m.
Though the semi was loaded with ammonium nitrate for the nearby fields, Moore said “none of that was released” in the collision.
While the accident scene was cleared, Amtrak passengers were bused to the station in Santa Barbara, where those heading farther south boarded Train 782, according to an Amtrak Twitter statement.
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