Service restored to LIRR Babylon branch after tarp halts trains

Full service has been restored to the Babylon branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Tuesday after a huge tarp halted trains. Officials say high winds caused a tarp from a water tower to come down

News 12 Staff

Aug 15, 2006, 9:31 AM

Updated 6,547 days ago

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Full service has been restored to the Babylon branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Tuesday after a huge tarp halted trains.
Officials say high winds caused a tarp from a water tower to come down across the tracks Monday. The tarp hit power lines, suspended service and stranded tens of thousands of evening commuters.
LIPA had to cut power to remove the tarp. Some residents in the Freeport area are still without electricity.
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