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

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

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.)

WOODBURY - 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 likely the result of high winds.

Officials say all trains should be on or close to schedule in time for the Wednesday morning rush.

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