Heavy snow may shut down LIRR service

The Long Island Rail Road says it will shut down service this weekend if the Island gets more than 10 inches of snow.

LIRR officials say the suspension would be for the safety of its employees and passengers. Riders were trapped on a train for nearly eight hours during a blizzard in December.

Spokesman Joe Calderone says service on less-traveled lines would be suspended first, keeping the main lines running as long as possible.

The LIRR says the Ronkonkoma, Babylon and Port Washington lines will be the last to close if service is suspended.

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