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  by pnaw10
Hot off the wire at 8:03 AM...
AP-NYC--Metro North Advisory

Metro North says a downed tree at 170th Street in the Bronx is
blocking all traffic on Harlem and New Haven Lines into and out of
Grand Central Station.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Usually all the advisories are about LIRR trains being late or cancelled (and never any reason given).

I bet this is making things REAL nice for people on rush hour trains. Are they doing shuttle bus service or transferring people to MTA buses and subways?

  by MNRR New Haven Line
As of 8:40am, there were NO buses being supplied, the passengers were being kept on the trains while the MN crews were trying to remove the debris.

  by Clean Cab
MN has really been challenged by mother nature the past few days!! Nothing can be done if winds up to 60 mph blow trees down on tracks and into overhead wires. As of noon today (1/18) MN is running only 1 train per hour on the New Haven and Harlem lines according to channel 2 news.

  by bellstbarn
That tree at 170th Street punched a hole in the fiberglass front of a New Haven car. It looks like the lead car, over the fireman's position. Question: are the fronts of the M-7's fiberglass? I presume the older cars have some sort of strong metal protection in case of collision, but this was a rap on the forehead. Number of injured car?

  by NJD8598
Apparently service to New Canaan was shut down this morning again, and buses are still running in place of trains. Service was also shut down this weekend.