Tractor-Trailer Truck Jackknifes on LIRR Tracks, Causing Delays

A tractor-trailer truck stuck on LIRR tracks near Farmingdale caused delays in both directions on the Ronkonkoma branch Monday morning.

Delays were about 45 minutes for Ronkonkoma branch commuters just after 5 a.m. as crews worked to move the tractor-trailer, which partially jackknifed on the tracks in Deer Park.

A westbound 3:17 a.m. train was stalled in Farmingdale and a westbound 4:06 train was stalled just before Ronkonkoma just before 5 a.m.

The MTA said the truck driver was trying to turn right onto Executive Drive from Pine Aire Drive, had trouble negotiating the turn and got stuck on the concrete barrier of the railroad crossing. No injuries were reported.

The truck was removed shortly after 5 a.m. but some delays remained for the morning commute. 

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