Fourth of July travelers deal with unavoidable delays returning home

Amtrak officials say the lightning strike caused a circuit breaker to malfunction. This led to a power outage on all tracks for most of the day.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2024, 3:44 PM

Updated 17 days ago

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Travelers returning from the holiday weekend dealt with service disruptions and delays on the rails, roads and in the skies.
On Saturday, Amtrak said trains were suspended between Boston and New York City because of a lightning strike that caused a power outage on all tracks. Service had been fully restored Sunday.
Officials, however, said high temperatures may require trains to operate at lower speeds, resulting in delays of up to an hour between noon and 7:30 p.m.
News 12’s Nikita Ramos has more from Westchester County Airport on the rush to return to the Hudson Valley.


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