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Train Derailment Likely To Disrupt Commute

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December 02, 2013 AT 3:36 AM
Thousands of New York City commuters will have to find another way to work Monday, following a derailment on Metro-North's Hudson Line that left four people dead and dozens more injured. Local resident Adam Rudes called the accident "a tragedy": At a news conference Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, "I think it's fair to say that tomorrow, people who use this line should plan on a long commute or plan on using the Harlem line.'' Earl Weener, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said at the news conference that the agency expects to be investigating at the scene of the derailment for a week to 10 days. After documenting the condition of the cars and other components of the scene, "We will then turn the rail over to Metro North who will then ... get the line back in operation," Weener said.