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Oregon city leaders adding advanced warning light system to railroad intersection

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OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Oregon City leaders are working to increase safety on the roads and make sure you get where you need to go as quickly as possible by adding another advanced warning light system to Ottercreek Road.

Blue lights will be posted at intersections and flash when a train has stopped traffic.  City leaders say they help drivers know what to expect and when they should find an alternate route.

This system is already in use on Pickle Road.  The new lights will be installed on Ottercreek Road at Corduroy and Ottercreek at York.

"They'll know that there's a train that's blocking the traffic on Ottercreek and they have to choose an alternate route.," said City Administrator Michael Beazley.  "This gives folks a heads up and it a little bit more convenience.

City Council has already approved a contract to move forward with the project.  The lights should be up and running by Spring.

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