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Large Van Strikes Train Overpass on Cove Hollow Road

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 20:13

A large Ford van struck the Long Island Rail Road overpass on Cove Hollow Road on Thursday afternoon, shutting the roadway and delaying train traffic at the height of rush hour.

The L.I.R.R. said on the social media platform X shortly after 5 p.m. that the 4:52 train from Montauk to Speonk was being held at the East Hampton train station due to a vehicle strike. It delayed the train by 90 minutes.

According to the L.I.R.R., a crew "responded to the scene and found no damage to the overpass following an inspection." The road has since reopened and train traffic is moving again.

Further information about the van was not immediately available, but Detective Sgt. Ryan Hogan of the East Hampton Town Police Department said there were no injuries in the accident. Rapid Recovery was called to tow the truck away.

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