Governor Warns Conn. Commuters Of Traffic Mess For Days Following Train Derailment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. - - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is warning commuters that a traffic mess awaits them in southwest Connecticut for as long as a week until service is restored to Metro-North following a derailment that injured scores of passengers.

Malloy said Sunday evening that if all 30,000 affected commuters took to the highways to get to work, southwest Connecticut would be transformed into a parking lot. He says commuters heading to New York City might consider staying there

Shuttle trains and buses are being used as commuting alternatives. Malloy says traffic will be greatly slowed if most commuters use their cars.

Crews will spend days rebuilding 2,000 feet of track, overhead wires and signals following the collision between two trains Friday evening that injured 72 people. Nine remained hospitalized, including one critically.

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