blizzard aftermath

Abandoned cars remain on the side of state highway 94 two days after the 'Bomb Cyclone' took control of the Front Range and Eastern Plains with high winds, snow, low visibility and icy roads. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

Last week's "bomb cyclone" has delayed repairs of a bumpy railroad crossing in the Security-Widefield area, El Paso County said in a news release. 

Work was to have been done last week on the Main Street crossing, east of U.S. 85 and 87. Instead, it will be finished in May, the release says.

This week, crews are to finish work on a nearby crossing on Fontaine Boulevard. 

The crossings have shifted and sunk after years of rough weather and heavy traffic, prompting citizen complaints, the county reports.

BNSF Railway is replacing the track, railroad ties and surrounding concrete to restore the crossings to their original elevation. County crews are to repave and re-stripe the roads and install curbs, sidewalks and gutters.

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