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Radio outages hit Nassau buses, jail

The radio system that MTA bus drivers and their supervisors use to communicate suffered intermittent outages Wednesday afternoon, the bus agency said.

By Wednesday evening, service had been restored.

If a bus had broken down during the outage, a driver might not have been able to radio for help and would have had to pull over to the side of the road to use a pay phone or a cell phone, said Jerry Mikorenda a spokesman for the MTA Bus agency.

The radio woes also affected the Nassau County jail in East Meadow, but a jail source said that correctional officers used handheld radios and that jailhouse security was not affected.

A county police spokesman said the department's radios were not affected.

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