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Legislator Clark credited for work to upgrade CSX crossings in Norfolk

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To The Editor:

County Legislator Jason Clark has taken the bull by the horns concerning the CSX grade crossing located 3 1/2 miles east of Route 56, Norfolk, on the Plumbrook Road or County Route 38.

In a letter-to-the-editor, Nov. 6, 2013 I reported speed and this crossing was causing drivers to lose control and crash. There have been five crashes in the past year at least five more vehicles spinning out of control but staying in the road luckily free from on coming traffic.

Mr. Clark has informed this writer of his conversations with representatives from CSX Corporation regarding the condition of all grade crossings in the Norwood and Norfolk area.

Legislator Clark further states the conversations resulted in an agreement between CSX and him that inspections will be performed on all crossings with an emphasis on the only one on the seven mile Plumbrook Road. He spoke of his intention to address the safety of County Route 38 or Plumbrook Road with St. Lawrence County Highway Department once a new superintendent has been named.

Thank you Legislator Clark, and I think I can speak for all residents who feel the traumatic effects of the many crashes near the CSX crossing on this road. We appreciate your prompt response and attention to the safety of St. Lawrence County residents.

In my original letter on this subject, I said I had contacted county legislators with no results. That is not quite true in that I did call Legislator Brothers, and she did contact CSX.

One of their men came and trimmed one of my huge pine trees nearly to death but on the wrong side of the crossing.

Thank you Legislator Brothers, not your fault.

Joe Stark


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