Archive for Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Train delays traffic on Lecompton Road

January 10, 2006


A train making an emergency stop in Jefferson County held up traffic along Lecompton Road for more than an hour Monday afternoon, including school buses and parents transporting kids.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's department began receiving calls from angry parents just after 2 p.m. Monday when the conductor of a Union Pacific cargo train stopped while blocking the road.

The stop was prolonged while the conductor checked the entire train for safety issues, the sheriff's department said.

The department did not provide traffic control at the stop, but said that drivers found alternate routes home after realizing the train would be stopped for some time.

The department said they did not know how long the train had blocked the road, but said they stopped receiving calls about 3:30 p.m.


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