"LIRR personnel are working hard to make repairs after the
devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Trees are down and there are signal and
power outages throughout LIRR territory, as well as damage from
flooding. Regretfully, service remains suspended for now."
Photos of downed trees and power lines on the tracks were posted throughout the day on the MTA's Facebook page.
While the corporation's cleanup crews were working for most of
Tuesday, no set time has been announced for restoration of services. The
MTA has promised that service to the LIRR will be restored when it has
become safe to do so.
Commuters do have other options to enter New York City. The Department of Transportation told the Associated Press that the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro bridges reopened to all vehicles on Tuesday.