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Syracuse says no apparent risks after elevated wall falls

July 6, 2018

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in Syracuse say there is no imminent threat to city pedestrians or motorists following the collapse of an elevated railroad sidewall.

Syracuse.com reports a concrete wall fell onto a city intersection Thursday afternoon from an elevated railroad track. No one was injured. Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh said the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway, which owns the railroad track, plans to inspect its elevated railways in Syracuse.

Rail service was suspended after the wall fell. The tracks did not appear to be damaged by the fall.

Walsh says his administration is not aware of any other imminent risks to public safety. The independent mayor says the railroad company will remove another section of sidewall.

The city is still investigating why the sidewall fell.

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