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State Road 46 railroad gates deactivated

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Railroad crossing gates near the intersection of State Road 46 and State Road 11 are deactivated until Monday because of a defective circuit board.

Until Monday, the railroad will use a "stop and flag" procedure at the crossing, said John Goldman, vice president of Louisville & Indiana Railroad.

"Stop and flag" means trains will stop before the crossing for the conductor to get out and move into the intersection to flag down traffic, he said.

The train will then inch forward until the locomotive car is through the intersection, Goldman said, at which point the conductor will get back aboard and get the train back up to track speed.

Since the beginning of June, the railroad stop arms at the crossing have lowered with no train present seven times and have failed to come up automatically each time, Mayor Kristen Brown said Wednesday.

For more on this story, see Thursday's Republic.

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