Snow disrupts rail travel throughout Northeast

By the Associated Press | October 30, 2011 | 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The unusual October snowstorm that's hit the East Coast has disrupted rail service, with downed trees blocking tracks and weighing down overhead power lines.

Amtrak says it has suspended service between Providence, R.I., and Boston; Harrisburg, Pa., and Philadelphia; and New Haven, Conn., and Springfield, Mass.

In the New York region, the Metro-North commuter rail line says service is suspended from suburban North White Plains to Wassaic. Service on the Danbury and Waterbury branches of the New Haven line in Connecticut is also suspended.

New Jersey Transit says service is suspended on the Morris and Essex line and the Gladstone and Montclair branches.