(East Farmingdale, NY) Traveling by train during a winter storm is generally a safer and quicker mode of transportation but many Long Islanders know that occasionally big storms can mean big trouble for the Long Island Rail Road. For Monday and Tuesday, the LIRR announced on their website that they would be operating on a weekend schedule. The LIRR warns that if conditions worsen during the course of the storm, if winds are sustained over 39 miles per hour or if more than 10 inches of snow falls on the tracks, train service could be modified or even temporarily suspended. NYC has restricted all non-essential travel. For more information on the LIRR including any possible delays or cancellations, you can click here.
Photo: A passenger rides in a Long Island Rail Road train car as snow starts to fall Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)