LIRR, NICE Bus Restored To Limited Service After Winter Storm

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A Long Island Rail Road employee cleaning off the platform of one of the railroad’s branches in 2014. (Photo credit: MTA)

The Long Island Rail Road and Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus both restored service early Tuesday morning after Monday’s winter storm.

The NICE bus is running at limited service, and the LIRR is operating on a weekend schedule. For updates, check nicebus.com/Service-Alerts and mta.info.

The LIRR had temporarily suspended service on all train lines at 2:30 p.m. Monday as heavy winds and snowfall continued, according to MTA Chairman Pat Foye.

Before the suspension, the LIRR was running on a weekend schedule to combat the storm.

“Ridership is light across the system,” Foye said during Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s storm briefing Monday around noon. “Customers are urged to check mta.info, which will have adjusted schedule information.”

Cuomo declared a state of emergency in 44 counties across the state Monday morning, including Nassau and Suffolk, due to the storm.

Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) buses also suspended service Monday, according to Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

“Road conditions across Nassau County are deteriorating due to heavy snow accumulation, which is expected to pick up now and continue into Tuesday AM,” Curran wrote in a statement. “Please stay off the roads.”

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone also urged residents to stay home.

“Not only is it dangerous to be driving in the current conditions,” he said, “but less traffic also allows our plow operators to continue clearing the roadways and ensures our first responders can respond to any kind of emergency.”

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