- Associated Press - Sunday, January 25, 2015

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A sheriff in northwestern Ohio is raising concerns about trains that have been blocking rail crossing.

The Sandusky Register (https://bit.ly/1zDWUWn ) reports that the Ottawa County sheriff and other county officials will be at a public forum on the issue Monday night.

The sheriff says there were more than 60 complaints in the county east of Toledo about trains blocking railroad crossings last year.

He says blocked crossings can make it tough for squad cars or ambulance to get to people who need help right away.

A spokesman for Norfolk Southern says rail companies across the country saw a big increase in demand last year that could be contributing to the congestion.



The train corridor between Chicago and Cleveland that runs through Ottawa County is one of the busiest nationwide.

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Information from: Sandusky Register, https://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=frontpage?frontpage

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