Cause Of Traffic Back Up In Greenville

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Traffic was backed up for nearly an hour in Greenville Monday night.

Authorities say an electric malfunction caused the railroad-crossing warning signals to blink and the safety arms to block the train tracks on Memorial Drive between Dickinson and Moye Boulevard.

Police directed traffic until the problem was fixed around 7:30.


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  • by right on sahm on Jun 23, 2009 at 01:56 PM
    hey why does everyone have to work 9-5 to be considered productive and receive the allowance of being on the roads? also i hate all the rr crossings on the busy streets of greenville. doesnt make sense. ALSO i am glad that the malfunction was that the arm was down and the train wasnt coming and not that the train WAS coming but the arm WASNT down.
  • by SAHM on Jun 23, 2009 at 01:15 PM
    To J: I'm sorry that I take up YOUR road space during the day. Maybe you should save money and pack your lunch. I like to get out with my kids during the day and take them places for fun activities. I enjoy meeting MY friends for lunch. I enjoy spending money that will enable people to keep their jobs. I wish the people that worked stayed there during the day so I didn't have to deal with them during their lunch hour. They seem to be in quite a hurry to get around town for lunch and head back to the office. Maybe they should be concerned with the gas they are burning and drive only to and from work.
  • by J Location: GVILLE on Jun 23, 2009 at 09:08 AM
    So what are the other excuses like on Greenville Blvd around 1:30. Why aren't all these people AT WORK?? some of us would like to have a lunch hour OUTSIDE of driving in traffic for an hour. Jeez, GO HOME, stop burning gas unless you are WORKING during the day.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Jun 23, 2009 at 07:38 AM
    Williamston has terrible railroad crossings just as bad as Greenville, maybe worse. Washington has a real terrible crossing over by havens gardens and the boat landing over there. That has roughed up my tires plenty of times. I get tired of having to go over rough railroad tracks. As far as this Greenville crossing, that is one of the worst ones to have this issue, on a highway that takes you all the way to Virginia one way and to I-40 and Wilmington the other way. That's a busy road to have that at.
  • by John Location: Ayden on Jun 23, 2009 at 05:44 AM
    There are several crossings around Greenville that are harsh on your vehicles unless you drive across them at a snail's pace, including the one where 10th St. forks off of Dickinson Ave. and the crossing on Arlington. When are these sites going to be fixed?
  • by mike Location: HAMILTON on Jun 22, 2009 at 08:26 PM
    I COULD HAVE SOLVED THAT PROBLEM REAL EASY . BREAK THE ARMS OFF AND LET TRAFFIC ROLL INSTEAD OF HAVING TO DETOUR IT. WHEN THE RAILROAD GOT THERE THEY COULD PUT NEW ONES UP. PROBLEM WITH TRAFFIC WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLVED IN TEN MINUTES.
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on Jun 22, 2009 at 07:46 PM
    So when are my tax dollars going to fix the tracks at that intersection and by best buy and circuit city? If you dont creep over those tracks your throwing your vehicle out of alignment little by little every day
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