Report from the road: Stopped train blocking crossings

At about 1:57 p.m., we have received a report from a reader that a stopped train is blocking crossings in Trevor/Salem Lakes.

Our tipster said the Highway C crossing has been blocked since about 1:30 p.m.

A sheriff’s deputy reported to dispatch that the train is blocking crossings from 272nd Avenue to south of Highway JF.

UPDATE about 2:10 p.m. — Dispatch reports to deputies that Canadian National Railroad says stoppage is due to a mechanical issue. No estimated time for resolution of problem given.

UPDATE — Train reportedly was running again about 3 p.m.

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