RR crossings closed today

SALEM – Salem residents are reminded that Norfolk Southern is planning to close all eight railroad crossings in the city today for a rail replacement project.

The closings run from Allen Road a few miles northwest of the downtown to Cunningham Road on the edge of Salem Township in the southeast – plus all six crossings in the downtown area. That includes the heavily traveled South Lincoln Avenue crossing near the Fresh Mark plant.

Work is expected to keep the crossings closed most of the day.

What is worse for drivers is that the South Lincoln crossing and one on Pershing Street will be closed more than one day and probably as long as two weeks.