Train Causes Extreme Congestion In Downtown Warsaw

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Cars are backed up all along train crossings downtown Warsaw causing congestion all along SR 15. (photo by Alyssa Richardson

Cars are backed up all along train crossings downtown Warsaw causing congestion all along SR 15.
(photo by Alyssa Richardson

While Warsaw Police and Kosciusko County Central Dispatch were attempting to discover why a train blocked nearly every crossing in the city of Warsaw, Mayor Joe Thallemer was on the phone with Norfolk-Southern.

The only crossing that was open to traffic was located at Anchorage Road.

The train, which had been stopped since approximately 1 p.m. caused congestion and traffic blockage throughout the city leaving many drivers frustrated.

(photo by Alyssa Richardson)

(photo by Alyssa Richardson)

Thallamer said a representative of the railroad reported a hydraulic hose at the back of the train had broken. The engineer had to walk the 1,600 foot train – approximately a 4 mile round-trip walk. According to a Warsaw Police officer, the Norfolk Southern train crew responsible for operating the train was spotted eating at a taco vendor near Central Park.

 

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