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Trains block east-side Des Moines streets for hours, prompting accidents, outcry from nearby businesses

(Source: Des Moines Register, August 20, 2019)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Trains have stopped across street crossings for hours at a time over the past week, locking up traffic on Des Moines’ east side and causing area business owners to lose money. Last Wednesday, during one of the final days of the most highly attended Iowa State Fair, a train blocked Hubbell Avenue for three hours and 20 minutes, said Darrin Morrison of Fisher Body and Paint, which is located on Hubbell Avenue directly west of the railroad tracks.

Full story: Des Moines Register

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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