August 27, 2010

Metro-North Delays Over Suspicious Package

For those of you coming to Vassar today by way of Metro-North, expect delays of up to one hour because of a suspicious package found earlier today.

According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, police suspended service at 8:45 this morning after a package was found on the tracks. The package was taken care of (blown up) at 9:55am. Service has now resumed but with 30-60 minute delays.

The package was left near Irvington, NY in Westchester County, about one hour and twenty minutes south of Poughkeepsie. Irvington is not on the same line as Poughkeepsie, but other lines may experience delays.

Update: The PoJo has confirmed that the package was not an explosive. Trains are back on schedule.

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