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Utility pole fire near Westbury delayed LIRR service on Port Jefferson, Huntington and Ronkonkoma lines

LIRR service on the Port Jefferson, Huntington and

LIRR service on the Port Jefferson, Huntington and Ronkonkoma branches is experiencing delays due to a utility pole fire adjacent to the tracks east of Westbury. (Credit: Chief Ingram, Westbury Fire Dept.)

It was a slow ride home for some commuters on the LIRR Tuesday night.

Service was suspended on the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson and Huntington branches during the evening rush because of a utility pole fire near the tracks in Westbury. It was restored a short time later, but there were still residual delays.

Fire officials confirmed that electrical wires ignited the pole, which was most...

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