3 LIRR branches restore limited service following Isaias
Limited service on the Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway, Port Washington and Long Beach branches resumed Tuesday night, along with limited eastbound service on the Hempstead branch, with the remainder of the lines still suspended.
The LIRR suspended service completely for much of Tuesday afternoon after saying earlier in the day it would shut down service temporarily if there were sustained winds of 39 mph for an extended period of time.
Photos posted by the MTA show trees and other debris on the tracks that caused the railroad to remain closed even after the storm moved out.
LIRR President Phil Eng told News 12 that 25 locations had trees fall on the tracks. Teams were moving section by section to remove debris from the tracks.
Crews were expected to work through the night to restore service elsewhere. LIRR officials said the remaining closed branches would open up when it is safe to do so.