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Rome train station closed for ceiling repairs following partial collapse

Following a partial ceiling collapse, Rome's Amtrak train station will be closed, pending repairs.

Posted: Jul 5, 2018 4:56 PM

ROME, N.Y.-- Following a partial ceiling collapse, Rome's Amtrak train station will be closed, pending repairs.

The collapse happened Wednesday afternoon in the pedestrian walkway leading to the tracks. There were no injuries, but the six-foot hole has shut down the entire station, which services three trains per day.

According to Rome's Mayor Jacqueline Izzo, the customers with tickets have been contacted by Amtrak and have had their tickets moved to Utica and other stations.

"Well, it's an unfortunate situation, but it's an old building," Izzo said. "We've been working for some time actually, we did have an assessment done earlier the summer there's a possibility we may have some grant money available soon, which is going to allow us to do some needed repairs here. This is just one of those things that happens with old infrastructure. Luckily, no one was hurt and now we will take the necessary steps to correct the situation."

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