Train derails in Barker (with photos)

By Perry Russom

Train derails in Barker (with photos)

July 3, 2013 Updated Jul 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM EST

Barker, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Extreme weather caused a train carrying construction and demolition debris to derail just outside of Whitney Point.

The train was traveling on the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway.

The railway reported the train derailed at approximately 6:15 a.m. Tuesday along Route 11.

On Wednesday, crews continued to clean up the six cars that toppled over. Specialized heavy equipment was brought in to pick up the cars.

It wasn't immediately known whether the debris ended up in the nearby Tioughnioga River.

To reach the freight cars, clean up crews cut through a wooded area about a half of a mile of the nearest road.

A railway's spokeswoman said the track should be back in service by early next week

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