The Long Island Rail Road announced that service has been suspended in both directions east of Mineola on the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson branches. A broken Long Island Power Authority utility pole is leaning on electrical lines west of the Hicksville railroad station, according to the Metroplitan Transportation Authority website.
"LIPA personnel are on the scene west of Hicksville to replace their broken utility pole," the webite reported. The situation is expected to be resolved by about 1:30 p.m.
The LIRR is advising customers to use the Babylon Branch and transfer to train shuttle service between Babylon and Hicksville stations. Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma trains are being sent to Babylon or canceled in Jamaica.
Extra trains are being added on the Babylon Branch.
We will update with more information as it becomes available.