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Train Crossing Issues remain in Keyser

January 22nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The problem of trains blocking railroad crossings for long periods of time in Keyser's North End is not new a phenomenon, but residents says it is a persistent, potentially dangerous one. The Mineral Tribune reports that residents met with local, state and federal officials recently  at the Cornell Street fire station to discuss their concerns and possible solutions, both short- and long-term. Del. Gary Howell, who represents Mineral County and serves as speaker pro tempore of the West Virginia House of Delegates, organized the event and invited officials from CSX Transportation, Gov. Jim Justice's office, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the state Division of Highways to meet with city residents and local officials. While no one from the governor's office attended, all other invited agencies were represented. Over the course of an hour and a half, folks living on the North End spoke of their fears and concerns surrounding the blockages.