Hurricane Matthew prompts Tri-Rail shutdown for Thursday, Friday

(Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

(Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Tri-Rail will suspend its service after the final trains run tonight because of Hurricane Matthew, Tri-Rail spokesperson Bonnie Arnold said Wednesday.

The commuter rail service also will be shut down Thursday and Friday, and possibly Saturday and Sunday, Arnold said.

The decision on whether to reopen the rail line this weekend will depend on the extent of damage along the corridor and to rail crossing arms, she added.

The crossing arms themselves can take “a good 12 hours to fix,” Arnold noted.

The last southbound train tonight leaves Tri-Rail’s Mangonia Park station at 8:40 p.m. The last northbound train arrives in Mangonia Park about 11:35 p.m.

Check back for more updates.

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