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LIRR: Slip-slide conditions caused by leaves delays some trains

An LIRR train rolls through the Harold Interlocking

An LIRR train rolls through the Harold Interlocking in Long Island City, Queens, on October 1, 2015. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

The Long Island Rail Road said it experienced some delays late in the Monday morning rush hour because of slippery residue created by crushed leaves.

One or more trains were delayed several minutes on the City Terminal Zone, Oyster Bay, Montauk and Port Jefferson branches after oily residue from crushed leaves caused train wheels to slip while accelerating or slide during braking, the LIRR said on its website, mta.info/lirr, and in email alerts to customers.

The LIRR also posted information on how it deals with the slippery conditions at bit.ly/1vreZER.

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