Ask 2: I’m always late to work. How do I report a train stuck at a railroad crossing?

HOUSTONQuestion: I’m always late to work. How do I report a train stuck at a railroad crossing?

Answer: North Houston drivers are asking why trains seem to always block the intersection of Rankin and East Hardy and what should they do? Edna Flores, a KPRC 2 loyal viewer, says she’s often half an hour late to work because she gets stuck at that intersection. What we found, is that usually when a train stops in its tracks it’s because the rail yards they are headed to aren’t ready for them. So, they stop where they are, and a lot of times block intersections and create massive delays.

So what do you do? How do you report this situation? According to City of Houston, last year there were a lot complaints from drivers blocked by trains at intersections on the east side.

And they advised anyone who got stuck at a railroad crossing, should report the blockage at the “Federal Railroad Administration’s blocked crossing” website.

Once on the site, you’ll see a bunch of yellow icons indicating railroad crossings in our area and all over the country. You can click on the icon or type in the intersection to find the rail road crossing and submit your report.


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