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Metro-North Clears Trees From Tracks In Connecticut, Restores Harlem Trains

A fallen tree is down on the Metro-North wires on Monday near 120 Hendrie Ave. in Old Greenwich. The problem closed one track and caused delays for much of the afternoon, but it has been cleared in time for afternoon rush hour.
A fallen tree is down on the Metro-North wires on Monday near 120 Hendrie Ave. in Old Greenwich. The problem closed one track and caused delays for much of the afternoon, but it has been cleared in time for afternoon rush hour. Photo Credit: Greenwich Fire L1042
A large tree fell on the Metro-North overhead wires on Monday near 120 Hendrie Ave. in Old Greenwich. The problem closed one track and caused delays for much of the afternoon, but it has been cleared in time for afternoon rush hour.
A large tree fell on the Metro-North overhead wires on Monday near 120 Hendrie Ave. in Old Greenwich. The problem closed one track and caused delays for much of the afternoon, but it has been cleared in time for afternoon rush hour. Photo Credit: Greenwich Fire L1042
Metro-North reported delays on the New Haven Line on Monday due to fallen trees near Old Greenwich.
Metro-North reported delays on the New Haven Line on Monday due to fallen trees near Old Greenwich. Photo Credit: File

Updated at 4:15 p.m. : GREENWICH, Conn. — All train service was running on or close to schedule on the New Haven Line in Connecticut in time the for the Monday afternoon rush hour, Metro-North said.

Trees were cleared from the areas near the Branchville and Old Greenwich stations that caused earlier delays on the Danbury Branch and on the New Haven Line, Metro-North said.

Also, in Westchester County, service resumed from Grand Central to the Upper Harlem Line after downed trees were cleared at several locations. But only one of two tracks are back in service in the vicinity of North White Plains and Pleasantville while crews make repairs.

Departing Grand Central, several trains will be canceled or combined, Metro-North said. Southbound, there will be no service from Hawthorne and Valhalla — customers will need to go to Pleasantville or North White Plains.

Customers traveling southbound from Southeast who need to travel to Hawthorne and Valhalla will need to take the train to North White Plains for northbound service to those stations.

Harlem Line tickets will be cross-honored on the Hudson and New Haven Lines. Customers should expect delays and some crowding.

Updated at 2:15 p.m.: GREENWICH, Conn. — Trains were delayed up to 30 minutes on the New Haven Line due to fallen trees in the vicinity of the Old Greenwich train station, Metro-North reported via Twitter at about 12:45 p.m. Monday.

Metro-North later described the problem as "a tree in the wires" near Old Greenwich, as the delays worsened into the afternoon.

Also, train service was restored on the Danbury Branch, which had seen delays and then substitute bus service due to a downed tree in the vicinity of Branchville, Metro-North said at about 1:15 p.m. Monday.

Substitute bus service was provided on the Danbury Branch for the 1:27 p.m. train from Danbury to South Norwalk and for the 12:33 p.m. train from Wilton to Danbury.

But trains resumed on the Danbury Branch beginning with the 1:27 p.m. departure from Danbury to South Norwalk and the 2:13 p.m. departure from South Norwalk to Danbury.

It could be worse: At about 1 p.m., all train service was suspended on the Harlem Line in New York until further notice between Hartsdale and Southeast due to several downed trees.

And a rail car on a passenger train derailed after striking a tree near Hawthorne earlier in the afternoon, Metro-North said. All train service was suspended there because track repairs are needed in the area, Metro-North said. The incident occurred around 12:15 p.m. near Commerce Street.

Later in the afternoon, some service was restored. At about 2 p.m., Metro-North said Harlem Line Service was suspended between Hartsdale and Mt. Kisco. But train service was being provided between Grand Cental and No. White Plains as well as between Mount Kisco and Wassaic.

Customers were advised to listen for announcements at their stations.

A wind advisory is in effect in Fairfield County and Westchester County through 6 p.m. Monday, with gusts of up to 45 mph reported.

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