Thousands of New York City commuters will have to find another way to work Monday, following a derailment on Metro-North’s Hudson Line that left four people dead and dozens more injured. Local resident Adam Rudes called the accident “a tragedy”: At a news conference Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “I think it’s fair to say that tomorrow, people who use this line should plan on a long commute or plan on using the Harlem line.” Earl Weener, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said at the news conference that the agency expects to be investigating at the scene of the derailment for a week to 10 days. After documenting the condition of the cars and other components of the scene, “We will then turn the rail over to Metro North who will then … get the line back in operation,” Weener said.
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