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Amtrak cancels area trains ahead of weekend storm

Megan Tomasic
| Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:50 p.m
JCA BORDER PATROL 11 01 Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection walk down the platform after checking an Amtrak train for passengers in the US illegally at the train station in Erie, PA on Friday, October 2, 2009. (Joe Appel/Tribune-Review) SMITH STORY 10/11/09

Anyone traveling by rail this weekend is encouraged to check Amtrak’s schedule as officials make some of the first cancellations ahead of the expected winter storm.

The storm has caused cancellation of several Pittsburgh-area trains on Sunday.

The Pennsylvanian Service, from New York to Philadelphia to Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, has two cancelled trains — 42 and 43.

The Keystone service, from New York to Philadelphia to Harrisburg, has six trains cancelled — 662, 664, 672, 661, 667 and 671.

Riders can check their train status on or through an associated app.

Those with reservations can modify them to a different day or time with any additional charges waived. Changes can be made by calling 800-USA-RAIL.

The first of two storms started Thursday evening and is expected to last through Friday morning, bringing between 1 and 2 inches of snow.

The second storm, set to begin Saturday morning and last through Sunday morning, is expected to bring rain, snow and sleet to the area before turning to all snow, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh predicts.

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, or via Twitter @MeganTomasic..

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, or via Twitter .

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