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BNSF’s long trains, blocked crossing become an issue in Sidney, Montana

(Source: Sidney Herald, September 18, 2019)

SIDNEY, Mont. — The collective complaint was the length of time trains sit at the crossings and how frequently it occurs, many saying it was happening several times per week. Attendees said often times all three access points along 10th Avenue SE are blocked by the same train. The next access point to get across would be about 3 miles around. Hintz said the city has had workers on the other side of the tracks on overtime who sat for more than an hour waiting to get across. Emergency responders said they are concerned with safety and access in the case of a medical emergency. One ambulance driver said he has been stuck at the tracks with a patient en route before, but luckily the person wasn't in a dire position, but that may not always be the case.

Full story: Sidney Herald

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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