traffic flowing again following huge back up

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 15:27 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

In Michigan City...traffic was backed up a ways for about two hours today.

The gates at a railroad crossing were down for an extended period.

It happened on U.S 20.....on a freight line near the Swan Lake

Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Roxanne DeRolf, assistant superintendent of the cemetery, said eastbound

Traffic seemed backed up for a couple of miles.

She said the crossing arms were down but there was no train in the area

and nobody working on the crossing.

The South Shore Freight Railroad shares use of those tracks.

Attempts to reach the railroad for an explanation were not successful.

Traffic began moving over the crossing again before 12:30 p.m.