MOHAWK, N.Y. -- The Federal Railroad Administration determined human error was the cause of the CSX train derailment in Montgomery County.
The derailment happened in June at the tracks near State Route 5 in Mohawk. According to the report, the conductor of one train failed to stop at a signal which required the train to stop. It resulted in the train hitting another train as it was crossing the set of tracks.
A stretch of more than 3,000 feet along State Route 5 was seriously damaged as a result of the derailment. A portion of the road was closed for more than two months, and was officially reopened on Tuesday.
Permanent repairs are expected to begin over the next couple of weeks.