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LIRR restores westbound service from Jamaica to Penn Station

Police conduct an investigation after a truck hit

Police conduct an investigation after a truck hit a Long Island Rail Road bridge west of Woodside Station in Queens on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Credit: Charles Eckert

Westbound Long Island Rail Road service was suspended between Jamaica, Queens, and Penn Station for several hours Tuesday evening after a truck struck an LIRR bridge west of Woodside.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials first began reporting the delays at about 7 p.m.

MTA police also limited access to Penn Station after crowds of riders waiting for delayed trains began to form.

After an inspection crew deemed the bridge safe, service was permitted to resume around 7:30 p.m., though significant delays persisted until late Tuesday.

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