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Junkyard fire on Long Island causes delays on LIRR

Posted at 6:46 AM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 07:01:47-04

WESTBURY, N.Y. — A fire at a Westbury junkyard has caused delays on the LIRR Thursday morning.

Service between Hicksville and Mineola on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches was temporarily suspended. Service has since been restored, but commuters should expect delays averaging 20 to 30 minutes in both directions.

Several trains from Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale to Penn Station are also delayed.

The Oyster Bay branch was not affected by the fire, the Long Island Railroad tweeted.

The cause of the fire is not immediately known.

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