No injuries as two Amtrak trains hit trees in New York's Empire Corridor

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RHINECLIFF, N.Y. — Thunderstorms that rolled through parts of Upstate New York Wednesday evening disrupted Amtrak Empire Corridor service, as two trains hit trees that had fallen onto the tracks. No injuries were reported in either event.

The southbound Adirondack, Train 68, sustained an air leak and damage to an electrical box after hitting a tree about six miles south of Rhinecliff, according to an Amtrak representative. The train was stuck for about 75 minutes, and then was able to proceed to New York Penn Station on its own.

The northbound Lake Shore Limited, Train 49, was delayed after hitting a tree a few miles north of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the representative said. After a 90-minute delay, the train continued. The engine suffered cosmetic damage.
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