Junction City Couple says Train Continually Blocks Road Access


A family in Portage County is fed up tonight with the Canadian National Railroad after one of their trains blocked emergency crews from accessing their home when a tractor caught on fire this past weekend.

Jim Vitort says trains have been stopping outside his home for years, often for more than an hour at a time.
Luckily, emergency crews were able to access the tractor before the fire spread by using an alternate route. However, the family is furious that it took as long as it did.

"It took an hour and a half after we called 911. It was an hour and a half later that they moved the trains, then the two small trucks that got in here and pretty much had the fire under control." says Homeowner Jim Vitort

The Vitort family has written multiple letters to Canadian National asking them not to block the driveway.
In a response, the rail line says that while they are sympathetic to the Vitort's situation, they have no way of guaranteeing trains will not stop.


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