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LIRR service restored on Ronkonkoma branch

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LONG ISLAND — Long Island Rail Road trains temporarily were not running between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale Tuesday morning due to an unauthorized vehicle on the track but service has been restored, the transit agency said.

Commuters are warned to expect delays averaging about 30 minutes, LIRR officials said.

The temporary suspension began about 6:20 a.m. and ended about 6:45 a.m. It affected trains on the Ronkonkoma branch. An unauthorized vehicle on the tracks east of Farmingdale Station sparked the closure, LIRR officials said.

Riders were urged to take alternate branches, such as the Port Jefferson or Montauk lines.