Monday, November 19, 2012
Stuck on the tracks for over an hour, Caledonia Police issue a pricey citation to Union Pacific.
A Caledonia Police officer cited Union Pacific Railroad five times for blocking traffic at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday. The officer was on patrol at Four Mile Road and Nicholson Road when he noticed the train was idling on the track. He called Union Pacific and the conductor told the officer the train had mechanical problems. However, the tickets were issued anyway because the roadway had been shutdown for an hour and 15 minutes. Each ticket carries a price tag of $447.90 a piece. Sgt. Gary Larsen, of the Caledonia Police Department said they used to have problems with the train blocking traffic years ago, but they hadn’t any trouble for a while. “It used to be a huge problem before we built the overpass on six mile road,” Larsen said. “But that …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Caledonia Police have to shut down the Union Pacific Railroad on Four Mile Road just west of Douglas Avenue just before midnight on Saturday after a woman got her car stuck on the tracks.
A woman got her car stuck on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in the 3200 block of Four Mile Road on Saturday. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, at 11:57 p.m. Erin Suominen, 25, of Racine, went around the barricades near the Four Mile overpass project and hit a gravel pile when her brakes didn’t work. The front end of the car was partially on the railroad tracks. Suominen got out of the car and called 911. Police officers called Union Pacific Railroad to have the track shut down while the car was removed. Suominen was cited for failing to maintain control and violating a highway closed to travel sign. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
No one was hurt, but the SUV was pushed 3/10ths of a mile North.
A train struck a car that was stuck on the tracks at 1:27 a.m. Sunday near Seven Mile and Michna road. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, police responded to the scene after an official from the Union Pacific Railroad reported crashing into a vehicle. When police got to the scene, they found an abandoned Ford Explorer. They tracked the owner, Sarah Malacara, down at her home in Franklin. Malacara told police was driving a Ford Explorer eastbound on Seven Mile Road when she crashed into a guardrail on Seven Mile Road. Malacara said she was visiting her sister’s house when she was heading to her home. She thought she took Lathrop Avenue to Douglas Avenue and then was heading north, but she was actually headed east on …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Village officials hope the money they got from We Energies is enough to cover the cost.
Construction of the Four Mile Road overpass is expected to begin this spring. However, village officials hope the bids come in under budget or else taxpayers may need to pay the difference. Tom Lebak, the village administrator, said the bid needs to come in under the amount of money the village is getting from We Energies, which is $600,000 over 20 years. The money will fund the construction of the overpass. "If it does come in over that, then the village will have to make some decisions on whether they want to commit to spending additional funds," Lebak said. The two entities made the agreement several years ago when We-Energies decided to expand the power plant. The We Energies facility is mostly located in Oak Creek on Highway 32, but …