Cuomo: LIRR still halted due to 'significant damage'
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has lifted the travel ban on Long Island's roadways, but service on the Long Island Rail Road remains suspended.
The governor says the LIRR is shooting to resume service Monday morning, but those plans are not yet finalized. He says the railroad should have a better idea of its plans by Sunday evening.
Cuomo says LIRR yards sustained "significant damage," but he adds that crews will work all through the day today to get the system back on track.
"Obviously Monday morning on Long Island without the LIRR operating is not a pretty picture," Cuomo said at a Sunday morning press conference. "So the LIRR is doing everything they can to be up and ready for Monday morning, but we don't know that yet."
As for the road travel ban, the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway had been closed to drivers since Saturday afternoon due to the storm. They reopened at 7 a.m. Sunday.
Cuomo is still urging drivers to stay off the roads if possible as plows continue to clear away snow.
Stay with News 12 Long Island for the latest LIRR updates as they become available.