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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

LOW-COMMOTION! Creswell train crossing malfunctions prompt ODOT study


March 15, 2018

Erin Tierney - The Creswell Chronicle

If you ever find yourself needing to report a problem or an emergency regarding the railroad train crossing in Creswell, call the number on the blue sign at the intersection of Oregon Avenue and Front Street, as seen in this photo. The other number is the U.S. Department of Transportation's inventory number, which identifies the exact location of the crossing to the railroads.

If you were on your lunch break or out on the town last Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and 7, you were probably one of the many unfortunate souls stuck in a humongous line of traffic spanning Oregon Avenue for an unusually long time.

So, what was the hold-up?

"We have experienced back-to-back crossing arm malfunctions - one on Tuesday and another one on Wednesday," City Administrator Michelle Amberg said.

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) then conducted a railroad crossing investigation on Thursday, March 8 around 11:30 a.m. Amberg said that ODOT was testing the crossing and observ...

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