BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) – A tree fell onto train tracks in Brooklyn, causing temporary subway delays Monday afternoon, as Ophelia continued to bring strong wind and rain to the New York City area.

Southbound N trains were temporarily delayed after the tree fell onto the tracks at 8th Avenue and 62nd Street around 11:30 a.m., MTA officials said.

MTA workers cut up the tree and removed the remaining debris from the tracks by around 1:30 p.m., restoring train service ahead of the evening commute, officials said.

“New York City Transit crews are prepared for whatever challenges they may face in the field, whether that be potential flooding, fallen debris, or any other obstacles,” NYC Transit President Richard Davey said in a statement. “Transit workers stepped up and responded quickly this afternoon, ensuring the safe restoration of N train service before the evening rush.”

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