Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 21:51

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that its regional railroads – Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road are reducing service, as snow accumulations make operating trains difficult.

This is aimed at preventing trains from becoming stranded in accumulated snow, and to allow personnel to concentrate resources on trains that will continue to operate.

The LIRR will reduce service on a branch-by-branch basis, consistent with its policy to curtail or suspend service if snow accumulations reach 10-13 inches.

Customers who must travel should leave as early as possible and monitor for service status updates.