HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Delays and cancellations have yet again caused a nightmare commute on the Long Island Railroad.

Service on the Ronkonkoma, Huntington, Port Jefferson, and Oyster Bay branches has been temporarily suspended due to a downed power line in Hicksville.

Chopper 2 was over the scene earlier Monday evening. LIRR said it would take several hours to remove the downed lines, then assess track and signal damage before restoring service.

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The railroad recommends riders use alternate routes, including the Babylon, Hempstead, Montauk, and Port Washington branches to reach their stops.

LIRR tweeted just after 9:30 p.m. that service was slowing beginning to be restored in the area.


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