2 people killed on D.C. train tracks; service disrupted in Northeast US

Published: Jun. 28, 2017 at 9:53 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2017 at 10:43 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) - A fatal incident involving two CSX employees on train tracks in Washington, D.C., caused Amtrak delays on Wednesday morning.

According to NBC Washington, two CSX employees were struck and killed along the tracks near the 1200 block of New York Avenue around 11:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Service was disrupted during the morning rush-hour for travelers between D.C. and Philadelphia. Just before 9 a.m., Amtrak posted to Twitter that trains were resuming service, "but will be operating at restricted speeds."

Amtrak is urging customers to check the status of their trains on amtrak.com or on its app.

"Our thoughts are with the families and friends of our employees," a CSX spokesman said Wednesday.

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