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Stalled Car on Willis Avenue Tracks Causes LIRR Delays Monday

Service restored at about 8:30 p.m.

A stalled car caused about a 30 minute delay on the Long Island Rail Road Monday night in Mineola.

At about 7:50 p.m. a two-door sedan became stalled on the tracks at the at-grade crossing on Willis Avenue.

The driver of the car was able to exit the vehicle.

The MTA Police responded to the scene and held train traffic until the car was able to be removed from the tracks at about 8:10 p.m.

Nassau County Police blocked off the intersection of Willis Avenue and Second Street while crews removed the vehicle from the tracks.

Service was suspended between the Mineola and East Williston stations until about 8:25 p.m.

There were no injuries reported at the scene.

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greg February 22, 2013 at 07:50 PM
I think it is amazing that not one person went over to the driver,ask the driver to put the car into neutral, and just pushed the car out of the way.

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