Some residents of Defiance and Henry Counties are upset over trains blocking crossings along the CSX rail line which passes through Hicksville, Sherwood Holgate, Hamler and Deshler.
The Crescent News reports that those affected say the blockings have resulted in many people having to travel miles out of their way to get around them or, in some cases, becoming stranded for hours.
In some cases, as many as 25 trains have been waiting to move at a time.
What is causing the trains to back up is unknown but some drivers have been stranded for hours because of it.
Some towns are talking about fining the railroad, but they were pretty much told that fining a company a couple hundred dollars, when the company… CSX, is worth billions of dollars isn’t going to make a lot of difference.