LIRR service resumes after thieves steal copper wire from track in Queens

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Service is back on the Long Island Railroad after thieves ripped 144 feet of copper wire from an electrical connection in Queens early Friday morning, officials said.

LIRR spokesman Sal Arena said 43 trains were delayed  by up to 20 minutes mostly due to stolen copper wire from track between Sunnyside and Woodside stations.

According to LIRR,  service returned around 10:30 a.m. and it will make the necessary repairs before the evening rush hour.