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Broome Train Derailment Blamed on Rain

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The recent rainy weather in the Southern Tier is being blamed for contributing to the derailment of a New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway Train near Whitney Point.

Six cars carrying construction and demolition debris skipped the tracks at around 6:15 a.m. July 2.  The tracks are located near Route 11, but motor vehicle traffic was not impacted.

It’s not clear if any of the spilled debris contaminated the area. There was particular concern about the waters of the nearby Tioughnioga River.

The track remains out of service. Railroad officials say they expected the cleanup with last several days and the track will remain closed to rail traffic through that operation.

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