Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Railroad crossings always present some danger

The railroad crossing in Brooten this morning at 8:00am.

Here's a good example of why you should always look ahead and be on guard for trains while driving across a railroad crossing. Even with stop arms and flashing lights. Guess what, folks, they do not always work! Just like anything mechanical or electrical, malfunctions happen.

Such was the case this morning, when the stop arms malfunctioned at 6:00am or earlier and were not fixed until after 8:00am. I spoke with the Stearns County Sheriff's Office and learned they were reporting it to Burlington Northern Railroad.

I'm not sure when exactly it was finally fixed.