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Floodwaters Ruin Metro-North Train Tracks In Connecticut

Metro-North Train Tracks (credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North Train Tracks (credit: CBS 2)

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DANBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork) –  Floodwaters have been causing major problems north of New York City.

WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reports from Ridgefield and Branchville


In Connecticut, Metro-North said it will take at least two weeks to replace the support under train tracks on the Danbury Line.

WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane with Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker


The heavy rain that fell Sunday and Monday sent the Norwalk River over its banks. The rushing water washed away the earth that held up the rails, cutting a gap 20 feet deep.

FLOODWATERS HAVE ALSO BEEN CAUSING MAJOR PROBLEMS NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY.
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IN CONNECTICUT,  METRO NORTH SAYS IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS TO REPLACE THE SUPPORT UNDER NOW-DANGLING TRAIN TRACKS ON THE DANBURY LINE.
THE HEAVY RAIN THAT FELL SUNDAY AND MONDAY SENT THE NORWALK RIVER OVER ITS BANKS.
THE RUSHING WATER WASHED AWAY THE EARTH THAT HELD UP THE RAILS, CUTTING A GAP 20 FEET DEEP.