UPDATE (4 p.m.): Service on the Ronkonkoma Branch has been restored in both directions. Some residual delays and cancellations remain. Follow the LIRR website for the latest.
UPDATE (3 p.m.): Eastbound service between Farmingville and Ronkonkoma has been restored. Westbound service remains suspended.
UPDATE (2 p.m.): Newsday is reporting that the car went around a lowered gate and that the two people inside the car were killed in the crash. Service remains suspended with bus service being provided between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma.
Long Island Rail Road service on the Ronkonkoma Branch is currently suspended in both directions from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma after a train struck a car on the tracks near the Brentwood station, according to the LIRR.
The accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. There have been no reports of any injuries as of yet. The train was not carrying any passengers, the LIRR said.
In a statement on its website, the LIRR said that "based on information from previous incidents" service would likely remain suspended on the Ronkonkoma Branch for several hours.
Buses are being put into service to transport LIRR riders between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale.
"Customers are advised, if possible, to seek alternate train service on the Montauk, Babylon and Port Jefferson Branches," the LIRR said.