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Train to snarl Fayetteville rush hour

Posted April 29, 2008

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— A CSX freight train stretching more than a mile was slated to travel through the Hay Street area at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, snarling rush hour traffic.

The train will travel at about 5 mph through Fayetteville and will need to stop in order to switch tracks, police said.

Police urged drivers to expect lengthy delays and to avoid the area if possible.


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  • Rolling Along Apr 29, 2008

    Bring your lawn chairs...it is going to be a slow one. I lived in Fayetteville for over 30 years...this isn't news...

  • dbcooper41 Apr 29, 2008

    "There was a story about I-40 being closed last evening due to the standing water."
    has anyone seem anything about I-40 being closed due to vp cheney attending a private fund raiser?

  • daisy Apr 29, 2008

    The train issue in downtown Fayetteville has always been an issue since they have to stop in the middle and switch the track. A train that long... going that slow... at that part of town...during rush hour is a big hassel. I appreciate the heads up and will find another route.

  • 1Rx4FN Apr 29, 2008

    If they only had a tunnel like they talk about in Cary, then this would be a non-issue.

  • cuteboyd Apr 29, 2008

    There was a story about I-40 being closed last evening due to the standing water.

  • bill52674 Apr 29, 2008

    Must be a slow day if they're talkin bout the train...

  • dbcooper41 Apr 29, 2008

    why is this news and there was not a peep about I-40 be closed yesterday during rush hour?