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Vehicle driven into Metro Rail tunnel near Tupper

A vehicle was driven down the ramp leading to the Metro Rail tunnel under Main Street near the intersection of Tupper Street late Tuesday morning and stopped just short of entering the tunnel, authorities said.

Train traffic was temporarily delayed on the northbound tracks where the vehicle had come to a stop at about 11:30 a.m. An inspection of the tracks determined there was no damage and service later resumed, police said.

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and city police officers responded. A special piece of heavy equipment with a winch was brought in to remove the vehicle. It was undetermined if the driver of the automobile was ticketed.

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