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By Karla Pomeroy

Drivers be aware: Railroad crossing offline at Fifth and Big Horn


May 26, 2018

WORLAND — The railroad crossing at the intersection of Big Horn Avenue and Fifth Street has been taken offline while Burlington Northern Santa Fe continues to evaluate the problem.

According to Washakie County Homeland Security/Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart, having the crossing offline means that the railroad crossarms will not come down when a train approaches. He said currently Burlington Northern Santa Fe is having the trains stop just prior to the tracks and then two BNSF employees will stop and direct traffic to allow the train to continue on the tracks.

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