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Another Train Derailment For LIRR Snarls Service During Busy Holiday Weekend

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A train derailment on Long Island has snarled service for many people traveling to and from the island this holiday weekend.

LIRR has suspended service in both directions between Patchogue and Hampton Bays through Sunday and is using buses to get people around the affected routes.

For commuters traveling between the Hamptons and Montauk, there is a shuttle train running as well.

The LIRR tweeted that the derailment followed a "slow-speed impact" between a Montauk-bound passenger train and a work train at around 4 a.m. Saturday near Speonk. One car on each train came off the tracks.

No one was hurt in the accident but the MTA said the track damage was extensive.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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