Portion of LIRR Port Jefferson branch suspended due to downed tree, power lines

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Service is temporarily suspended in both directions along a portion of the Port Jefferson branch Tuesday as crews continue to clean up after a powerful storm, Long Island Rail Road officials said.

The suspension was announced shortly after 6 a.m. and is due to a downed tree and power lines west of Stony Brook, according to the MTA.

There is hourly service between Smithtown and Huntington as crews work to clear the tracks, the agency said in a 7 a.m. update.

Shortly before 1 p.m., the agency said the line was still suspended between Port Jefferson and Stony Brook.

Riders are warned that some platform signs on the Port Jefferson Branch are temporarily out of service due to severe weather that hit Long Island overnight, bringing rain, powerful wind and thunderstorms. More than 34,000 customers are without power in Suffolk County, according to PSEG Long Island.

An estimated restoration time was not given. Commuters are being told to use alternate LIRR branches to get to their destinations.

Ronkonkoma Branch trains will make all local stops from Ronkonkoma to Deer Park and Jamaica, the agency said.

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