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RR crossing arms at Grandview and Portal malfunction for nearly an hour

Railroad crossing file photo. My Ferndale News

FERNDALE, Wash. — The BNSF railroad crossing arms at Grandview Road and Portal Way were reported down for nearly an hour this morning, December 3rd, although no train was in the crossing. Initial reports indicated the problem began before 7am.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman said a brake issue on a nearby train was causing the arms to remain down. She said an estimation of a couple hours to resolve the situation had been given about 7:25am and detours were being setup. But, a few minutes later, the train was able to be moved beyond the sensors that were activating the arms and the situation was resolved.

One Comment

  1. Ray Nicolaas December 3, 2019

    This is also happened at Brown Rd. And Portal way crossing. Big traffic line up and vehicles turning around. A lot of people were turning around at Grandview crossing and going to Brown Rd. Crossing and having same problem. As a result , there were several late school busses and people late for work.

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