Broken Rail Leaves Railroad Crossings Impassable Again In Mokena
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Broken Rail Leaves Railroad Crossings Impassable Again In Mokena

August 31, 2019


DRIVERS CONFUSED. MEGAN HICKEY IS ALWAYS INVESTIGATING AND HAS BEEN FOLLOWING CONCERNS ABOUT THE CROSSINGS FOR MEN’S ENJOYS THIS — FOUR MONTHS AND JOINS US LIVE. Reporter: THEY DID EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN THERE’S A BROKEN RAIL STILL MANY DRIVERS ARE WONDERING WHY IT SEEMS LIKE THIS KEEPS HAPPENING DESPITE A VERY PUBLIC OUTCRY ABOUT SAFETY. CHARLENE NOTICE THE CROSSING BELLS THIS MORNING. STRIKE OUT THEY KEPT DINGING AND THINKING WITH NO TRAIN COMING. THE CROSSING ARMS WERE BOBBING UP AND DOWN AND UP AND DOWN. SHE HAS LIVED NEXT TO THE SCHOOLHOUSE CROSSING FOR 56 YEARS AND SAYS IT HAS BECOME COMMON IN RECENT MONTHS. THE GATES ARE DOWN THAN THEY ARE UP AND DOWN AND THERE IS NO TRAIN. WHAT’S GOING ON? MEANWHILE THE KIDS SCHOOL BUS CANNOT REACH THEM. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT BLAMES THE PROBLEM ON THE GATE. EVERYONE IS ON ALERT ESPECIALLY HERE IN 191st. THEY WERE AFFECTED BY BROKEN RAIL AND THIS IS WHAT THE ARMS ARE SUPPOSED TO DO. THIS FIGHT LAST NIGHT ADDED TO THE CONFUSION AND POTENTIAL DANGER WITH THE PEDESTRIAN DIRECTING TRAFFIC AROUND THE LOWERED GAIT. IN MOKENA RESIDENTS ARE EXTRA SENSITIVE TO UNUSUAL ACTIVITY AFTER SEEING THIS SHOCKING VIDEO THE MALFUNCTION AT THE 191st CROSSING THE NOVEMBER WHEN THE ARMS DID NOT GO DOWN AND THERE WERE SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS WITH DRIVERS. THE MAYOR SAYS HE FEELS METRA IS DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO FIX THE PROBLEM. I WILL NOT BLAME METRA. HE SAYS THE OVERALL ISSUES FUNDING TO REPLACE THE AGING INFRASTRUCTURE. IT SHOULD BE A TOP PRIORITY I DON’T THINK THEY ARE GETTING THE FUNDING THEY NEED. Reporter: IN RESPONSE, METRA

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