LIRR Service Fully Restored After Monday Travel Woes

LIRR service was expected to be completely restored by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after several branches remained offline Monday evening, the MTA said. 

Service was a lot iffier on Monday, when the system was only partially restored. 

Wayne Westervelt of Port Washington, New York, went to his Long Island Rail Road station while enroute to a doctor appointment at Manhattan's Hospital for Special Surgery.

That's when he learned that "the entire thing was suspended due to freezing."

He had the option of getting a train to Mineola. But he says it was "mobbed."

Westervelt says getting around "is not the most comfortable thing" with a bad hip. He decided to avoid a "sardine can" ride and headed back home.

He rescheduled his appointment for a month down the road.

Still, he remained upbeat.

Says Westervelt: "Things happen. What are you going to do?"

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