Downed tree causes delays on NJ Transit rail line

SHORT HILLS, New Jersey (WABC) -- A downed tree is causing delays on NJ Transit in Essex County.

Video from NewsCopter 7 showed crews working on the problem in Short Hills.

The tree apparently came down on some overhead wires following heavy storms that moved through the area Thursday night.

NJ Transit is single tracking through the area.

30-minute delays are now being reported Friday morning on the Morris and Essex Line and the Gladstone Line.

That's down from 60-minute delays reported earlier.

NJ Transit rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by NJ Transit buses and private carriers.

Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes and allow extra time heading out.

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