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Tag Archive | "railroad"

Stalled Freight Train at Metra Train Station Reveals a Common, Highly Toxic Hazardous Material in White Tanker Car

A stalled freight train Wednesday afternoon in downtown Arlington Heights revealed a surprising discovery — a hazmat placard for a common industrial chemical, but highly toxic chemical that is also classified as a potential chemical weapon. Wednesday a freight train stalled just after noon, which gave the opportunity to take a look at what kind […]

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Trouble Sleeping to Train Horns Overnight Friday – Saturday? UP/Metra Railroad Gates Stuck Up

VIDEO: Metra train on northwest line downtown Arlington Heights were required to signal with long blasts of train horn because railroad gates were stuck in the down position overnight Friday/Saturday. Arlington Heights police discovered about 12:05 a.m. Saturday that the gates were stuck in the down position from Euclid Avenue to Arlington Heights Road along […]

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Truck Crashes into Train Gate at Northwest Highway and Wilke

Arlington Heights police received a report about 6:15 p.m. of a truck that crashed in to a train crossing gate at Wilke and Northwest Highway. The gate was damaged near the northbound turn lane of Wilke toward northwest bound Route 14. Union Pacific railroad workers were on the scene within minutes. Repair work last at […]

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  • Current Conditions : 49.5F, Light Rain - 4:12 AM CDT May. 4
    Temperature: 49.5°F | Humidity: 96% | Pressure: 29.65in (Rising) | Conditions: Light Rain | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 0.0mph
  • Tonight as of May. 4 3:51 AM CDT
    Tonight - Partly cloudy. Lows from the upper 30s outlying areas to the lower 40s downtown. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Today as of May. 4 3:51 AM CDT
    Today - Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Breezy. Much cooler. Highs from the upper 40s along the lake to the low to mid 50s inland. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Thursday as of May. 4 3:51 AM CDT
    Thursday - Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs from around 50 along the lake to the lower 60s inland. North winds 10 to 20 mph becoming northeast.

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