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Metro-North Is Storm Ready

Courtesy of Metro-North Railroad

In anticipation of the Hudson Valley’s first major winter storm, Metro-North Railroad has been preparing.

Metro-North is operating 22 extra trains departing from Grand Central Terminal between 1 and 4 p.m. The railroad is preparing for the storm by having more than 100 track workers on hand starting Wednesday at 5 p.m. to clear platforms and shovel out interlockings and switches. There will also be workers at the ready with chain saws to clear any trees that could fall across the tracks. Concern about falling trees is greatest on the Harlem Line. If snow becomes heavy overnight into Thursday, Metro-North will operate patrol trains to keep the tracks clear.

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