LIRR runs extra trains in storm

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is running extra trains to get people out of New York City ahead of the worst of the storm.

Officials are ready to suspend service if snow accumulates to between 10 and 13 inches.

Officials are ready to suspend service if snow accumulates to between 10 and 13 inches. (2/8/13)

BABYLON - The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) ran extra trains Friday evening to get people out of New York City ahead of the worst of the storm.

LIRR officials say they were almost at full capacity during Friday morning's commute, with only 3,000 fewer passengers than normal.

In anticipation of a crowded commute home, the LIRR ran eight extra trains late Friday from Penn Station out to Long Island before the storm really began to pick up.

LIRR officials say they will continue to ride out the storm by de-icing trains and spraying the third rail with anti-freeze. They've also installed scraper shoes to keep rails clean and clear.

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