- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

THURMAN, N.Y. (AP) - Plans to remove old tanker train cars from a rail line in the Adirondacks have been halted by Hudson River flooding.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that plans to remove the cars sitting between North River and Tahawus were halted because river flooding deposited tons of ice on the rail line to the south.

The Saratoga & North Creek Railway had to close the line because of the ice. Railway officials say the cars’ owner, Union Tank Car Co., still plans to take them away when conditions allow.

The storage of the cars has drawn the ire of government officials and advocacy groups concerned about environmental problems they could cause in the state forest preserve.

The railway says the cars have been cleaned and carry no hazardous materials.



___

Information from: The Post-Star, http://www.poststar.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide