This looks pretty ugly. http://nyti.ms/1soSFw8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. We'll see how things look in the morning. Could be pretty grim for Metro North commuters.
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A beam and support buttresses were bent
“The heat of the fire was extreme,” Mr. Cuomo said, adding that it was so intense that firefighters could hear bolts popping from the beams.
The fire severely damaged a column that supports the center tracks and that would take some time to repair, he said. The support structures on the outside tracks were stable, he said, allowing the authority to provide limited service.Saturday schedule in effect for the rest of this week. Apparently, part of the reason for the fire being so intense was the storage of flammable chemicals and propane tanks in a garden shop under the viaduct.
nitro878 wrote:.......but from a customer perspective, it never seems like there is either enough equipment or coordination readily available to adequately respond to incidents of this magnitude in a timely manner.While I understand what you are saying, you also have to consider the time of day this happened. At 7:00 both equipment and crews are committed in providing normal rush hour service. Once this happened, crews are separated from where they are supposed to go and where they need to be. Complicating matters is many crews were working towards the end of their shift and management has to figure out how much longer crews can work as there is a federal mandate that train crews can not work more than 12 hours (with few exceptions).