DANGEROUS Railroad Crossing in Nowata

Tuesday, May 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

City leaders in one Green Country town are trying to close a dangerous railroad crossing.

Officials in Nowata Northeast of Tulsa says it's an issue of safety.

The intersection has claimed five lives in the past two years and has been the scene of several accidents.

Union Pacific Railroad contacted Nowata's city manager and proposed closing one street and installing safety devices at another heavily used crossing.

Union Pacific will pay 20 percent of the cost.

Right now there are no lights or crossbars, just a stop sign and a railroad crossing sign.

The state Transportation Department must approve the change.