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MTA Suspends Overnight LIRR Service After Freight Train Derails Near Wyandanch

A freight train derailed near Wyandanch, NY on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

A freight train derailed near Wyandanch, NY on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

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WYANDANCH , NY (CBSNewYork) – Officials are trying to figure out what caused a freight train to derail near Wyandanch late Thursday night.

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The freight train came off the tracks around 11:15 p.m. just east of the Wynadanch train station, causing a fuel spill.

The MTA suspended service in both directions along the Ronkonkoma Branch of the Long Island Rail Road as crews worked throughout the night to clear the train in time for the morning rush.

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The derailment caused some delays early Friday morning, but by 7 a.m., the MTA was reporting good service for the Ronkonkoma Branch on its website.

No word yet on what caused the derailment.