Fremont residents complain about railroad crossing

FREMONT, OH (Toledo News Now) – The city of Fremont says phones are ringing off the hook with drivers complaining about recent road repairs at a Norfolk Southern railroad crossing.

The crossing is at a busy stretch of road in Fremont on West Street near Front Street.

The city has put up bump signs for drivers, warning them about the railroad crossing. City leaders, however, say cars are bottoming out, and scraping the underbody of their cars.

This problem comes after Norfolk Southern repaired the crossing last week, which closed the road for about a week.

The original problem began when asphalt around the tracks started to cave it.

City leaders say the repairs are worse than the original problem.

"Last week we had the road closed, and that's the product that we got. I mean, heading east bound, it's a ramp. If you're doing a sequel to the dukes of hazard, I guess it'd be ok." Said Bill Guhn.

Norfolk Southern has agreed to come back and fix the repair problems. That is scheduled to happen on Monday. The road will be closed for one day.

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