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Metro-North’s Harlem Line undergoing repairs after storms

October 3, 2018

Metro-North Railroad has employees out working to repair damage to the Harlem Line of service after Tuesday’s storms hit the region.

“Our crews are working diligently to ensure the tracks are fixed and ready for regular service for (Thursday) morning’s commute,” the train service said in a tweet.

The damage to the rails caused the Harlem Line to operated on reduced services Wednesday evening.

Earlier in the day, Metro-North said the northbound Harlem Line service would be operating with delays of up to 30 minutes and southbound service would be hourly with some train cancellations north of North White Plains. Those southbound trains were expected to see delays up to 40 minutes.

The railroad service told customers to check www.mta.info or the MyMTA app for further train information.

The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that a tornado, with 100 mph winds, struck New Canaan on Tuesday evening. A team of NWS investigators is headed to Norwalk to see if damage done there was also caused by a tornado.

Tornadoes were also confirmed by NWS in Rockland, Westchester and Suffolk counties in New York.

Around 5:30 p.m., the Wassaic Branch was seeing delays of 10 to 15 minutes because of track conditions caused by Tuesday’s storms, Metro-North said. And just before 6 p.m., the Hudson Line was seeing scattered residual delays of 10 to 15 minutes because of earlier track work near Beacon.

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