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- Rail Crossing Blockage

Blockage of Public Crossings

Until 2009, the State of Oregon regulated the length of time a railroad may block a public highway-rail crossing.  An Oregon Court of Appeals ruling determined that federal law preempted the State from continuing this practice.  So, the State of Oregon can no longer control public crossings that are blocked by trains.  
For issues regarding highway-rail crossing blockages, please contact the railroad. To identify the operating railroad in your area, refer to the State Rail System Map. Telephone numbers can be found on the list of railroads operating in Oregon.

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