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Officials call Tuesday derailment ‘minor’ after incident involving 30-car train in Geneva

It took approximately eight hours to restore normal traffic on Exchange Street after the 30-car train derailed around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Mike Smith, President of Finger Lakes Railway says that while several cars were off the tracks – none tipped over, and no one was hurt.

He called it a minor derailment, speaking with the Finger Lakes Times.

After approximately eight hours the involved cars were towed away and traffic resumed on Exchange.


Original Story: Traffic snarled after train derails in Downtown Geneva

Traffic was disrupted Tuesday morning as crews dealt with a derailed train in the city of Geneva.

Jim Colizzi, owner of Ashley Furniture Store in Geneva posted photos of the scene to Facebook.



Adam Blowers, with the City of Geneva said that traffic would be re-routed for the time being until the derailment was resolved.

Motorists should avoid the area for the time being.


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