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Railroad Crossing Damaged

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Superior, IA (KICD) — Significant damage is done to a railroad crossing by a semi trailer.
   Just after 5:20pm Wednesday, the Emmet County Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a truck that was stopped on the Union Pacific railroad tracks, on 340th Avenue, north of Highway 9.  Upon arrival, a deputy talked with the driver of the semi, 42-year old Kenneth Wallen of Marshalltown.
  He said he was heading north on 340th Avenue, and crossing the tracks when he heard a loud noise.  He then saw that the trailer had struck the tracks, pulling them and some concrete from the ground.  At the time, Wallin didnt know his trailer, that was hauling a grater was too close to the ground.
  Union Pacific was then contacted, after which they came to repair the damage., which was estimated to be $10,000.  The trailer received and estimated $2500 damage.  No citations were issued.  The track repairs have been completed

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