railroad crossing

noun

US
: a place where a road crosses railroad tracks

Examples of railroad crossing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Environmental group: Recent spills show need for tougher laws News of the spill into Bear Creek in Warren comes only a day after word of a mysterious, corrosive, milky liquid emanating from the ground near a railroad crossing at the former McLouth Steel Superfund site in Riverview. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 9 Feb. 2024 Both crashes happened at the same railroad crossing in Melbourne, a city on Florida’s Atlantic Coast about 70 miles southeast of Orlando. Muri Assunção, New York Daily News, 13 Jan. 2024 Steinke put Rios into the cruiser of Platteville police officer Pablo Vasquez, who had parked in the middle of a railroad crossing. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 5 June 2024 Milwaukee Street from Westpark Street to Franklin Road will be closed April 26 through April 29 to replace the railroad crossing in that area. Rachel Roberts, Idaho Statesman, 21 Apr. 2024 The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling on a private road that intersected a railroad crossing when an oncoming train slammed into the truck at around 8:20 a.m. Saturday, Idaho State Police said. Minnah Arshad, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2024 The eastbound train, the California Zephyr Train 6, struck the semitrailer in a railroad crossing on Weld County Road 63 near County Road 398, according to Amtrak spokesperson W. Kyle Anderson and Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Katie Langford, The Denver Post, 30 Jan. 2024 Earlier this month, Lily Baker, 18, saved a woman in a wheelchair from getting hit by a train at a railroad crossing in Giles County with only seconds to spare, according to local news WTVF, WKRN and WAFF. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2024 Kane County has been awarded a $25 million federal grant to reconstruct the intersection at Randall and Hopps roads, eliminate the nearby railroad crossing and build a pedestrian bridge over Randall Road. Gloria Casas, Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024

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“Railroad crossing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/railroad%20crossing. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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