LIRR service disrupted by lightning strike

(AP) - Service has resumed on the Long Island Rail Roadafter a lightning strike that knocked out switching equipmentcaused massive rush hour delays.As of 11:30

NEW YORK - (AP) - Service has resumed on the Long Island Rail Roadafter a lightning strike that knocked out switching equipmentcaused massive rush hour delays.

As of 11:30 p.m. Thursday, hourly eastbound service resumed toBabylon, Huntington, Long Beach, and Ronkonkoma. Eastbound hourlyservice was also restored from Atlantic Terminal to Far Rockawayand Hempstead. Customers should anticipate delays of up to 30minutes through Jamaica.

Except for the Port Washington branch, all service on the LongIsland Rail Road had been suspended twice Thursday night. Commuterswere stuck on stalled, packed trains after the fast-movingthunderstorm knocked out signals at Jamaica.

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