Gov. Lamont tours damage from Ida in Redding

Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday toured Tropical Storm Ida damage that is causing interruptions on the Danbury train line in Redding.

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2021, 7:20 PM

Updated 993 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday toured Tropical Storm Ida damage that is causing interruptions on the Danbury train line in Redding.
The Danbury line has been out since Ida hit the area with heavy rains and flooding Wednesday. The New Haven line has been reduced to hourly service.
The governor joined state and local officials to get a look at one of the washouts causing the interruptions in service. Repair crews are working to build back the supports under the tracks.
The state has set aside $30 million for reinforcing coastal infrastructure such as train tracks and bridges.
Lamont says this kind of storm is only going to get more frequent.
The Danbury line is expected to be running again by Saturday. Officials say Metro-North's other lines should be back on their regular schedules by Monday.
Lamont declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to Ida's damage.


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