Railroad crossing signals damaged by crash
State Highway 110 at County Trunk X near Weyauwega will remain closed until emergency workers make the intersection safe for vehicular and train traffic.
Once the intersection opens, motorists are advised to use extreme caution, as maintenance workers will be on the scene 24 hours a day until the crossing is repaired, said Weyauwega Police Chief Gerald Poltrock.
At 5:33 a.m. Monday, July 25, the Weyauwega Police Department received a call of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State 110 and Trunk X, in the city of Weyauwega.
Upon arrival, it was the determined two semis collided at the intersection, causing one of them to come to rest on the railroad tracks operated by Canadian National Railway Company (CN).
Weyauwega Police, Fire and EMS responded, along with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office and crews from CN.
There were no injuries related to the accident.
However, there was substantial damage to CN property, which will cause significant delays at the intersection for an undetermined amount of time, Poltrock said in a news release.
The arms and lights at that railroad crossing are currently not working.
The Waupaca County Highway Department placed signs there, advising motorists of the hazard.
Flagmen will be on the scene 24 hours a day, until the situation is resolved.
The accident remains under investigation.
The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office says the alternate southbound route for motorists is west on County Trunk AA to Haire Road, west to Reek Road, south to U.S. Highway 10, east back to State 110.
The alternate route for northbound traffic is the opposite, the department said.