Downpour slows Yonkers Metro-North, bus service

Heavy rainfall caused a mess and delays for Yonkers commuters Wednesday.

Flooding and a mudslide forced MTA officials to shut down some Metro-North tracks at the Ludlow station. Crews were working to clean up the muck covering the northbound tracks. The third rail seemed to be encased in mud, making the track passable to only diesel trains.

Train service into Manhattan was running with a 30-minute delay during the morning rush hour. Flooded streets, such as Federal Street, also caused delays on Bee-Line buses.

Commuters expressed frustration over the delay. "The service hasn't been very consistent," Gerardo Altieri said of the trains. "I'm already like an hour late to my job."

Bus drivers are driving cautiously until the streets dry out and northbound trains at the Ludlow station are running on the southbound track.

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