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Travel Woes

There were many heroes Friday night, after the very serious Metro-North train collision just a few miles from here.

First responders — including some from Westport — managed a chaotic situation well.

Medical personnel at Bridgeport’s hospitals kicked into high gear. Their hours of training paid off  superbly.

Other emergency workers took care of traffic, helped stranded riders get to their cars or find alternate transportation, and calmed jittery nerves.

Now it’s Sunday. Tomorrow, thousands of commuters will have to find a different way to get to work. Considering what’s involved — examining the accident scene, removing the mangled trains by crane, fixing track and overhead wire — we could be in for a long siege.

Will we handle our stress as well as Friday night’s many heroes?

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