Shortly before 2 p.m., the Long Island Rail Road announced it is operating according to schedule but with some potential for lingering delays in both eastbound and westbound directions on the Port Jefferson branch, which serves the communities of Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, St. James, Smithtown, Kings Park and Huntington.
Starting around 5 a.m. Wednesday, the Port Jefferson branch experienced suspensions followed by limited service later in the morning. On its website, the LIRR cited "weather-related conditions" for the service disruptions. The agency typically suspends service if 10 or more inches of snow falls in a particular service area, as it did during the late .
LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said "nothing major happened" in between 11:06 a.m., when the most recent suspension was announced, and 11:27 a.m., when the agency announced limited service restoration.
"Starting at about five o'clock in the morning, you could see that there were difficulties out that way," Arena said.
On the Ronkonkoma branch, the LIRR reported around 11:05 a.m. it is operating trains with delays of around 20 minutes, with buses replacing trains between Ronkonkoma and Greenport.
The Tuesday of possible service disruptions, advising them to stay home if possible and take extra care when walking on station platforms.