Metro-North train strikes fallen tree in Norwalk - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Metro-North train strikes fallen tree in Norwalk

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NORWALK, CT (AP) -

A Metro-North commuter train has struck a tree that fell onto the tracks near south Norwalk.

Railroad spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says the first train of the morning on the Danbury Branch hit the tree at about 6:20 a.m. Thursday.

Crews were called to clear the tree and the train was able to make it to the Merritt 7 station in Norwalk, where passengers disembarked and boarded another train at about 7:15 a.m.

No one was injured and Anders said the rest of the morning schedule was not affected.

She says the train suffered some minor damage and is being repaired.

The tree has since been removed.

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