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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 : 74.1F, Rain - 2:53 PM CDT Aug. 20
    Temperature: 74.1°F | Humidity: 89% | Pressure: 29.85in (Rising) | Conditions: Rain | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 2mph
  • Beach Hazard Statement - Expires: 1:00 AM CDT
    Beach Hazard Statement for Cook County in effect until 1:00 AM CDT on August 21, 2018
  • Rest of Today as of Aug. 20 11:12 AM CDT
    Rest of Today - Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms late in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures nearly steady in the mid to upper 70s. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
  • Tuesday as of Aug. 20 11:12 AM CDT
    Tuesday - Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph near the lake. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
  • Tonight as of Aug. 20 11:12 AM CDT
    Tonight - Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening shifting to the southwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Near the lake, gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation 80 […]

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