LIRR suspends service systemwide because of Sandy


Hurricane Sandy has shut down the Long Island Rail Road.

The suspension began as of 7 p.m. on Sunday. The announcement on the LIRR website read: "TheLIRR has suspended service systemwide due to Hurricane Sandy. Service will remain suspended throughout the duration of the storm for the safety of customers and employees and to protect railroad equipment and infrastructure. Following the storm, the LIRR will assess damage and restore service when it is safe."