NYS Train Inspections

New York state has wrapped up another round of inspection of oil trains and tracks that run through New York including four Rockland County towns. The statewide inspection, which included 524 tank cars, 152 miles of track and 38 rail switches, found 62 defects, one requiring an immediate fix. Investigators inspected the CSX tracks that run through Rockland County, where upwards 30 trains pass through each week, they found several “non-critical” issues including loose bolts and fasteners, which will be fixed. The one major issue was a missing bolt on a continuously welded rail joint found upstate between Ulster and Albany and has been repaired. There were no major issues found on any of the oil cars. Rockland officials also conducted an emergency drill in Orangetown on Thursday night, to prepare first responders in the event of an accident involving oil tankers. The CSX Rail Line runs through all but one town in Rockland and has trains carrying cars with highly flammable Bakken Crude oil.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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