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Amtrak train hits bag of grain in Little Falls, stops for two hours

An Amtrak train was stopped on the tracks for two hours because it hit a bag of grain Thursday night.

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 6:20 AM
Updated: Dec 14, 2018 3:02 PM

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. -- An Amtrak train was stopped on the tracks for two hours because it hit a bag of grain Thursday night.

A train from New York City, headed to Toronto, made a two-hour stop in Schuyler — just within a couple of miles from its next stop in Utica.

Amtrak Empire Service train 283 struck a bag of grain near Little Falls and stopped shortly after, Amtrak officials say. 

There were no injuries to the 109 passengers.

State troopers were on the scene looking into the issue. 

Amtrak offcials say the train was back in service two hours after the incident.

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