Logan CrawfordDec 13, 2017, 1:18 pmDec 13, 2017, 1:20 pm

LIRR service resumes after broken rails lead to suspension on Port Jefferson branch

Officials say disruption occurred both ways between Port Jefferson and Huntington

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PORT JEFFERSON — Long Island railroad passengers were kept waiting Wednesday morning when service on the Port Jefferson branch was suspended due to a broken rail.

LIRR officials say service was suspended for about an hour and a half between Port Jefferson and Huntington, as crews worked to fix the damaged track.

According to the LIRR, the rail broke at around 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. They say crews got to work right away to make repairs. LIRR spokespeople say they're working to figure out how it happened. The trains started running again at 9:30 a.m.

LIRR officials say a number of passengers were impacted and buses were sent to pick people up.

Trains are running again but several were late or canceled because of the broken rail.

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