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Frustrated LIRR Riders Take to Twitter to Unleash Fury

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    As wind-related outages, fallen utility poles and broken crossing gates caused a mess across the LIRR and Metro-North systems, causing headaches for commuters. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Monday, Feb. 13, 2017)

    The rants predictably flood Twitter timelines every time the Long Island Rail Road is delayed during rush hour, and Monday's riders were once again at the ready.

    As wind-related outages, fallen utility poles and broken crossing gates caused a mess across the LIRR system, leading to delays and suspensions, enraged riders took to social media.

    They posted photos and video of packed trains, complaining of hours-long trips and frequent stops.

    A pair of downed utility poles in Massapequa Park was causing particularly painful delays on the Babylon branch, which at one point was suspended between Seaford and Amityville. Work on repairing the poles was expected to continue into the night, but service has been restored and the morning commute Tuesday was expected to be OK.

    But as the evening commute dragged out, frustrated riders conjured up sarcastic memes to illustrate just how they felt about the LIRR experience: 

    The LIRR wasn't the only commuter rail dealing with wind-related delays and suspensions. Metro-North dealt with the same problem through the day. 

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