LIRR restores 7 of 11 branches

HICKSVILLE - The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has restored seven of its 11 branches as it continues to recover from Irene's impact.

The Far Rockaway, Huntington, Port Washington, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Ronkonkoma and Babylon braches are up and running again. However, there is no service east of Huntington or east of Ronkonkoma and the Long Beach, Oyster Bay and Montauk branches remain completely offline.

Officials aren't giving an exact timetable for the service to be completely restored, but say crews are working around the clock. They say dozens of downed trees are still on the tracks along the Oyster Bay line, while flooding remains a problem on the Long Beach branch.

The railroad had been completely shut down ahead of Hurricane Irene in order to protect trains and equipment.

LIRR, NYC transit stopped until further notice

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