Update 2: The Long Island Railroad announced on its website that service is restored between Mineola and Hicksville with the 3:43 p.m. train from Penn Station to Huntington and the 3:55 p.m. train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma being the first eastbound trains to go through the area previously affected. The 4:11 p.m. train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station will be the first westbound train to run.
Update: The Long Island Railroad is now estimating that the utility pole will be fixe by 3:15 p.m.
The Long Island Railroad has announced that service has been suspended in both directions east of Mineola on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma 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.