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    Train collision at Slinger railroad crossing is an extremely rare occurrence
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    Train collision at Slinger railroad crossing is an extremely rare occurrence

    August 31, 2019


    THINGS FANS WON’T BE ABLE TO USE TONIGHT. THERE ARE TRAIN AND CAR CRASHES AND TRAIN DERAILMENTS, BUT THIS IS EXTREMELY RARE HERE. TWO TRAINS ARE COLLIDING AT A RAILROAD CROSSING. TODAY SO MANY OF YOU ARE QUESTIONING HOW COULD SOMETHING LIKE THIS ACTUALLY HAPPEN? THE COLLISION WAS LAST NIGHT AND THE CLEAN UP INTENSE. THREE ENGINES AND 10 RAILCARS DERAILED SPILLING 5,000 GALLONS OF DIESEL FUEL. WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. 12 NEWS IS LIVE ON ON THE GROUND. FIRST WE WANT TO GO TO MATT WHO IS LIVE IN NEWS CHOPPER 12. THE MESS THAT IS THERE. THAT’S RIGHT, THE CREWS ARE WORKING TO GET THINGS CLEANED UP SO THEY CAN REOPEN THE SECTION OF TRAFFIC. THE TRAFFIC CROSSES RIGHT BETWEEN SLINGER HIGH SCHOOL AND A FUEL TANK FARM. YOU CAN SEE CREWS OUT HERE WORKING TRYING TO SIPHON OFF THE FUEL THAT SPILLED. THEY ARE DOWN THERE WORKING WITH TANKER TRUCKS TRYING TO SUCK UP SOME OF THE FUEL SPILL TO GET THAT ALL CLEANED UP. OTHER CREWS ARE WORKING TO REPAIR SOME OF THE TRACKS TRYING TO GET THIS OPEN. YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF THE MESS IS STILL IN PLACE. WE WILL HAVE MORE ON HOW THE PROGRESS IS COMING IN A FEW MINUTES. BACK TO YOU GUYS. NICK IS GETTING NEW INFORMATION ON HOW ALL OF THIS HAPPENED. RESCUE CREWS GAVE WAY TO CLEAN UP CREWS. THE CLEAN UP IS UNDERWAY AND IT IS VERY MUCH A PROJECT CONSIDERING TWO FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDED AT A CROSSING AND JUST DOWN THE WAY THE PROGRESS IS REMARKABLE. EVEN AS THE SUN ROSE CREWS WERE ALREADY WORKING TO CLEAR THE TRACKS. THIS WREAK NOT ONLY INTERRUPTED RAIL COMERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, BUT A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR A GOOD MANY RESIDENTS. IT STOPPED ON THE TRACKS. THEY ALWAYS BREAK DOWN ANYWAYS, BUT THE FIREFIGHTER AND POLICE CAME IN. TRUCKS GOING BY WITH THE LIGHTS FLASHES AND THEN OUR NEIGHBOR CAME OVER AND TOLD US WE WERE SUPPOSED TO EVACUATE. WE WENT TO MY SISTER SISTER-IN-LAW’S PLACE. 12 NEWS LEARNED NORTHBOUND WISCONSIN AND SOUTHERN TRAIN STOPPED BEFORE COMPLETELY CLEARING A SPOT WHERE THE TRACKS CROSSED LIKE AN ELONGATED X. PART OF THE TRAIN WAS HANGING OVER THE CROSSING. IT WAS CROSSED BY A SOUTHBOUND CN RAIL TRAIN. TWO MEN ON THE CN RAIL TRAIN WERE HURT, BUT HAD MINOR INJURIES AND WAS TREATED AND RELEASED. THIS WAS ON TOP OF THE SCENE. THIS WAS THE FIRST OF THREE LOCO MOTIVES THAT WERE UPRIGHTED AND TAKEN OUT OF HERE. THIS IS SOME 15 HOURS AFTER THE TRAIN CRASHED. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG PROCESS. THE LOCO MOTIVES ARE HEAVILY DAMAGED AND ONE SPILLED ABOUT 5,000 GALLONS OF DIESEL FUEL. THE FIRE CHIEF SAID IT DIDN’T REACH A NEARBY CREEK. HE SUGGESTS RESIDENTS STILL STEER CLEAR. STARE CLEAR. TRAFFIC SHOULD BE AWARE OF THAT AND TRY NOT TO RUBBERNECK TOO MUCH. AND THE INVESTIGATION WILL INVOLVE CERTAINLY INTERVIEWS WITH CREWS AND INSPECTING THE TRACKS AND THE EQUIPMENT. THE PEOPLE WHO WERE EVACUATED WERE ALLOWED BACK IN THEIR HOME IN ABOUT FIVE HOURS. THE WORRY WAS ABOUT THE DIESEL FUEL POSSIBLY IGNITING. I JUST TALKED TO A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE RAILROAD AND THEY TELL ME THEY WILL BE ABLE TO REOPEN THE TRACK HERE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

    Sen. Baldwin announces railroad crossing safety upgrades
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    Sen. Baldwin announces railroad crossing safety upgrades

    August 18, 2019


    WEATHERWATCH 12 FORECAST. SHELDON: THANKS A LOT, CHRIS. PEDESTRIAN AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN ARE ABOUT TO GET SAFER. U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN AND THE HEAD OF THE FEDERAL RAILRO ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED THAT A $3 MILLION GRANT WILL BE USED TO IMPROVE SAFETY AT CROSSINGS IN WAUKESHA COUNTY. CREWS WILL ADD MORE LIGHTS AND GATES AT 10:00 CROSSINGS ALONG A 10-MILE STRETCH. THERE WILL ALSO BE A PEDESTRIA PATH AND CROSSING. RAIL CROSSINGS THAT ALREADY HAVE TWO GATES WILL GET TWO MORE TO INCREASE SAFETY. SARAH FEINBERG: SO THIS GRANT WILL GO A LONG WAY TO EQUI CROSSINGS TO PREVENT VEHICLES FROM TRYING TO MAKE IT INTO THE PATH OF A TRAIN, ESPECIALLY TRAINS TRANSPORTING CRUDE OIL, AND IT MOVES US CLOSER TO ACHIEVING THE GOAL REDUCING FATALITIES AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS. SHELDO AFTER THIS MORNING’S ANNOUNCEMENT IN PEWAUKEE, RAILROAD ADMINISTRATOR SARAH FEINBERG AND SENATOR BALDW WALKED TO THE OAKTON AVENUE RAILROAD AS A TRAIN CAME THROUGH.

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    Railroad crossings in St. Francis reopen after Tuesday derailment

    August 15, 2019


    THAT IS A LOOK AT THE MORNING COMMUTE. BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU. WE’RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING. YES, IT WAS A MESS THERE. THE DAMAGED TRAIN TOWED AWAY FROM THE SCENE AN HOUR AGO. WE HAVE A MAP SHOWING YOU THE IMPACTED AREA. IT’S BORDERED BY ST. FRANCIS AVENUE TO THE NORTH AND VAN NORMAN AVENUE TO THE SOUTH. HILLARY IS LIVE AT ONE OF THE INTERSECTIONS. WE ARE HERE AT IOWA AND ST. FRANCIS AVENUE. THIS IS WHERE THE DERAILMENT HAPPENED. THESE CROSSING BARS WERE ABLE TO GO BACK UP THIS MORNING AND PEOPLE HAVING NO PROBLEM. ALL THOUGH LAST NIGHT, IT WAS PROBABLY THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME. IT WAS DURING THE EVENING RUSH THERE. IT WAS A MESS HERE. THE CREWS SPENT THE ENTIRE NIGHT TRYING TO GET THE TRAIN OFF THE TRACKS. AT ONE POINT THEY WERE USING A CUTTING TORCH AND CREATING SPARKS, THE CRASH AND CLEAN UP BLOCKED THE INTERSECTIONS AND CLOSING 2 MILES OF ROAD AND THE NEIGHBORS HEARD THE LOUD CRASH, BUT TO WHAT HAPPENED OR THE CAUSE, THAT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION THIS MORNING AND REALLY THE GOOD NEWS, THEY ARE

    Wauwatosa officials looking at railroad crossing safety
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    Wauwatosa officials looking at railroad crossing safety

    August 13, 2019


    WISN 12 NEWS TIME IS 6:04. BACK TO YOU. SOUNDING THE ALARM ABOUT SAFETY AT ONE OF THE STATE’S BUSIEST RAILROAD CROSSINGS. THESE TRACKS MIGHT LOOK FAMILIAR TO YOU. IT’S THE CROSSING NEAR 68TH AND STATE, IN WAUWATOSA. OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING AT OPTIONS FOR HOW TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE, AFTER ANOTHER DEATH ON THE TRACKS. RIGHT NOW, TRAINS IN WAUWATOSA ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SOUND THEIR HORNS UNLESS THERE’S AN EMERGENCY. THE CITY SAYS THE QUIET ZONE WILL BE REVIEWED IF ANY FORMAL COMPLAINTS OF SAFETY CONCERNS

    Railroad offers some explanation for train horns in a quiet zone
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    Railroad offers some explanation for train horns in a quiet zone

    August 8, 2019


    KEEP THAT POCKET DAY. RESIDENTS ARE ANGRY ABOUT LOUD TRAINS IN THE QUIET ZONE. WE ARE GETTING SOME ANSWERS AS TO WHY IT IS HAPPENING. WE INVESTIGATE TODAY THE INSTANCES WHERE THE HORNS WILL CONTINUE TO SOUND. [HORNS] CANADIAN PACIFIC SAYS THE MONTH-LONG INVESTIGATION REVEALS THAT ITS TRAINS ARE WELL WITHIN THE LAW TO BLOW THEIR HORNS LOUD AND CLEAR EVEN INSIDE THE QUIET ZONE. A SPOKESMAN TELLS WEALTH NEWS BY PHONE, THEY ARE PRONE TO FREQUENT TRESPASSING AND SCHEDULED TRACK MAINTENANCE WORK. IT IS A RECURRENCE THAT INVOLVES PEOPLE WHO WERE ON THE TRACK, THE SOUND THE WHISTLE TO ALERT THE PEOPLE. BUT FOR SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LOUD WHISTLE, THAT RESPONSE DOES NOT HOLD WATER. IT IS REAL LOUD. I DON’T THINK IT IS NECESSARY. DIFFICULTLY TAKE THE BUS RIGHT NEXT TO THE TRACKS. ANOTHER LADY WHO DOES NOT WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED SAYS SHE HAS BEEN LIVING HERE FOR 27 YEARS AND THINKS THE RAILROAD IS RIGHT TO SOUND THE ALARM BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TRESPASSING. I HAVE WATCHED PEOPLE GO AROUND THE BARRICADE AND GET HIT BY TRAINS BECAUSE THEY WERE IN A HURRY. I DON’T SEE ANY REASONS WHY THE TRAINS CAN BE BLOWING. THE MAYOR IS OUT OF TOWN UNTIL NEXT WEEK. THEY ARE REVIEWING THE INVESTIGATION I CANADIAN PACIFIC AND WILL MAKE A DECISION LATER ABOUT WHAT TO DO.