December 2, 2023

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A mudslide disrupts the North Metro

A mudslide disrupts the North Metro

TARRYTOWN — A weather-related mudslide disrupted service Saturday on Metro-North’s Hudson and Amtrak lines in the Westchester County area.

Metro-North said service between Croton-Harmon and “south to Tarrytown” has been suspended. The extent of the damage and the estimated time for return to normal service were not indicated and could not be immediately determined.

Hudson Line service has been reduced to hourly in both directions between Grand Central Station and Tarrytown, and between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie. “Very limited bus service” was provided between Tarrytown and Croton Harmon. There is no service at Philipse Manor, Scarborough and Ossining.

a Metro North Consulting Customers are suggested to use the Harlem Line, which operates a full schedule.

Amtrak’s advisory noted that several train lines between Albany and New York City were affected by “excessive debris blocking the tracks” due to severe weather along the route.

The National Weather Service said there was still a chance of rain overnight late Saturday, but Sunday’s forecast for the Tarrytown area called for partly sunny skies.

The incident prompted Governor Kathy Hochul’s office to issue a statement stating that no injuries had been reported and no one was stranded in the affected areas. “At this point, our top priority is to restore service as quickly as possible, and we are extremely grateful to the hardworking MTA employees and emergency responders who are working to keep riders, motorists and all New Yorkers safe,” the statement read.

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