OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - SunRail officials said a large tree cleared from its railroad tracks caused delays Wednesday evening.
The tree fell on the tracks near East Magnolia Street in Kissimmee and impacted riders from Orange and Osceola counties.
Crews worked to clear the debris with chainsaws and a front-end loader.
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The incident delayed at least five trains traveling to and from the Tupperware and Kissimmee/Amtrak stations.
The tree fell after heavy rain poured down on Central Florida, with a Tornado Warning issued for parts of Orange and Osceola counties.
All SunRail trains were said to be back on schedule around 10 p.m.
FDOT says the railroad tracks should be reopening soon @WFTV— Samantha Manning (@SamanthaWFTV) June 19, 2019
SunRail says it’s working to take care of the problem but service will be impacted into tonight #WFTV— Michael Lopardi (@MLopardiWFTV) June 19, 2019
Just spoke with some angry SunRail riders at the Tupperware station in Osceola County. FDOT says a large tree fell on the tracks between Tupperware and Kissimmee stations, preventing trains from traveling between there for now #WFTV pic.twitter.com/XdA77TM8Gb— Michael Lopardi (@MLopardiWFTV) June 19, 2019
NB train delays: P324 - 90 mins, P326 - 60 mins, P328 - 30 mins. SB train delays: P325 - 45 mins due to track related issues between Kissimmee and Tupperware stations. We will continue to provide updates.— SunRail (@RideSunRail) June 19, 2019
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