Further updates from
our losing the war against trees:
Already this season, slippery rail conditions caused by leaves have delayed Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road trains more than 700 times.
On the subway, the B and Q trains have been held up regularly as they go aboveground through Brooklyn’s leafier precincts.
How can fluttering foliage bring down a mighty rail network?
The culprit is pectin, the same stuff that causes jelly to jell.
It’s in leaves.
When trains run over wet leaves, “it actually creates a slurry,” said John Pesich, a vice president at Metro-North.
Are we even a society at this point? Or are we just animals.