LIRR passengers rescued from disabled train

Riders aboard an eastbound LIRR train discovered Friday night that snow can be more powerful than a locomotive.

Police were called in to rescue 25 stranded travelers after a train hit a snow drift a half-mile east of Cox Lane in Cutchogue and the engine shut down. Town Police were alerted at about 8:30 p.m. by a Southold man whose wife called him on her cell phone.

Town and MTA police brought the passengers to Cox Lane where they boarded a bus to continue the trip to Southold and Greenport.