Union Pacific trains stopped, blocking crossings again in the City of Elk Grove

Sheldon Road Union Pacific rail crossing in Elk Grove was blocked again during the early hours of Friday, September 29, 2023. | 

Starting at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, at least three Union Pacific Rail crossings in Elk Grove were blocked -Sheldon, Elk Grove-Florin, and Bond roads. Elk Grove Police have posted detours and rerouted local traffic.

This is being posted at 12:40 a.m. on Friday, September 29, and the rails cars are still not moving. It is time for the City of Elk Grove to work on this persistent problem that affects people living on the wrong side of the tracks in Elk Grove.

Delaying improvements will be hazardous on many different levels. 

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Renegade said...

UP will conduct their business as they always have. They won't change via a demand from a cow-town city council that they keep our streets open for emergency vehicles. That demand won't be taken seriously for a second. The answer: the city MUST provide their citizens east of the UP tracks adequate emergency services. It's just a matter of time, if it hasn't happened yet, that someone east of the tracks loses their life or suffers catastrophic injury due to the inability of CSD fire or EGPD to respond or get needy patients to adequate medical facilities timely due to stoppages on the UP rail line. This issue was brought up numerous times at the public hearings regarding how the city should spend the Measure E $23M annual tax increase money. City staff totally ignored these inquiries. I guess someone will have to die before the need will be taken seriously. We need trauma services east of the rail line now. Rod Brewer, you're our voice at city hall. Step up and take care of this, now, before someone dies.

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