Updated: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 11:34 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 11:34 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Last month's snowstorm grounded commuters on Connecticut's smallest rail line for two days as the Malloy administration struggled with wrong information it mistakenly Tweeted about an alternate bus service that never operated.
In emails obtained in an open records request by The Associated Press, a spokeswoman for Metro-North told the Connecticut Department of Transportation to quickly correct the erroneous Tweet put out by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office. The Tweet said buses would run Feb. 11 as an alternative to the Waterbury line.
But buses were kept in garages because roads were impassable after the storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow. Train service on the Waterbury line resumed on Feb. 13.
State transportation officials apologized to Metro-North and pointed with pride at restoring the Waterbury line quickly.