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Delays on LIRR Montauk Branch after vehicle hits train bridge: MTA

Posted: 6:00 AM, Mar 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-05 06:08:51-05
Service resumes with delays on LIRR after train strike

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Long Island Rail Road service along the Montauk Branch was briefly interrupted early Thursday morning after an over-height vehicle struck an LIRR bridge, the MTA said.

Service has been restored as of 6 a.m. but was originally suspended in both directions between the Speonk station and Babylon around 5:30 a.m.

Though service has been restored, customers should expect delays of 20 to 30 minutes as crews operate at reduced speeds in the affected area, the MTA said.

The MTA's LIRR Twitter account tweeted that the bridge hit was east of the Mastic-Shirley station.