Freight train hits tree in Peekskill

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PEEKSKILL -

Commuters on Metro-North suffered some delays this morning after a freight train hit a tree in Peekskill. 

Rail officials say service on the Hudson line was temporarily suspended just after 5 a.m. after a freight train hit a large tree just north of the Peekskill station.

A section of the Hudson Line had to be shut down while workers cleaned up the debris.

Metro-North officials say service was restored around 5:45 a.m.  

Commuters heading into the city were directed to wait on the opposite platform from where they normally stand, and there were delays of up to 15 minutes.

Some commuters told News 12 they'd rather deal with short delays than have to go to a different station. "You have your commuter buddies, the people that you wave hi to because you've been sitting next to them for five years," says Jim Cairl, of Peekskill.

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