FONDA, N.Y. (AP) - Amtrak service west of Albany is almost back to normal after being interrupted by a massive freight train derailment last week.
CSX railroad crews and contractors worked around the clock to clear wreckage and replace damaged tracks after the derailment Thursday morning near Fonda, 35 miles west of Albany.
Amtrak service was disrupted by the accident, with several trains cancelled and others operating with alternate transportation between Albany and Buffalo.
Amtrak says it's working to restore full service by Tuesday. On Monday, the Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf and Empire Service trains 281 and 284 will operate through the affected area, subject to delays.
Empire Service trains 280 and 283 will have chartered buses taking passengers between Albany and Syracuse.
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The tristate region dealt with light snow accumulation in some locations and freezing rain in others on Monday. Travel problems were expected to linger into the afternoon, with icy conditions sticking around. More snow is in the forecast for Tuesday.
Members of the community of the Riverdale section of the Bronx gathered above the site of the crash of a metro-north train to pray for the injured and the dead. Four passengers were killed and more than 60 injured when the commuter train heading to Manhattan from Poughkeepsie derailed Sunday morning near the Spuyten Duyvil station.