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By Joe Thomas
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Train shuts down College St.

Intersection shut down for five days; back open, is closed again


February 18, 2021

Joe Thomas

'Ethel' kept College Street blocked for five days

A CSX spokesperson said congestion in Mobile is to blame for a train stopped in Flomaton that blocked the College Street crossing for more than five days. The tracks were cleared Tuesday afternoon, but another train was blocking the tracks again Wednesday morning.

Cindy Schild, director of public relations for CSX, said the company apologizes for the inconvenience.

She said the congestion in Mobile is due to the large quantity of export and import products coming into the port of Mobile.

"We do apologize," Schild said Tuesday afternoon. "We're dealing with congestion and trying to clear the...

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