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Metrolink tracks crack in freezing temps

November 25, 2010 12:51:01 AM PST
Freezing temperatures froze and cracked Metrolink tracks in Acton on Thursday, causing major delays on Thanksgiving Day.ABC7's Leo Stallworth boarded a Metrolink train before 7 a.m. in Acton, but he didn't arrive at the station in Santa Clarita until almost 10 a.m. It's normally just a 30-minute ride.

Palmdale resident Doreen Fougner said she thought the delay was due to a bomb threat.

Metrolink officials said that through the Acton area, the tracks were frozen for hours.

Overnight temperatures in the Antelope Valley dipped way below freezing, but despite the bone-chilling cold, eager shoppers camped out overnight at a Best Buy in Palmdale to gear up for Black Friday.


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