Bob Seaman, Archbold village engineer, said Friday, Feb. 15, officials with Norfolk Southern Railroad announced the Defiance Street railroad crossing will close Saturday, Feb. 16, for an emergency repair.
Seaman said NS officials said a rail has broken. The crossing is expected to remain closed until Wednesday, Feb. 20.–posted 4:21 pm, 2.15.19
Jonathan Glass, Norfolk Southern manager of public relations, said the rail in question was actually “broken.”
“A track inspection vehicle equipped with ultrasonic technology
discovered an internal defect in a section of rail that runs through the
Defiance Street crossing,” Glass said.
Trains were able to continue to operate on the track, but at a reduced speed.
An NS crew was in the village Saturday working on the crossing.
“We expect that the crossing will remain closed to motorists until
sometime Wednesday or possibly Thursday, depending on weather and other
unforeseen events. Glass said.
“We apologize for any
inconveniences and appreciate the assistance of local leaders and the
patience of residents,” Glass said.–updated 10:11 am 2.18.19.