Tempers flare over traffic backups

January 26, 2013

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Repeated back-ups occurred this week at the Cresson intersection, resulting in a heated confrontation between local officials and railroad representatives and an attempt by fed-up motorists to take matters into their own hands.

On Thursday afternoon – one day after morning rush hour traffic was backed up for miles because of malfunctioning arms at the railroad crossing – it happened again. Precinct 4 Commissioner Steve Berry said that when Hood County deputies arrived on the scene, citizens were trying to manually lift the arms so that traffic could pass.


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