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Police focusing today on rail crossing violations

Spokane police are teaming up today with enforcement officers from the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads for an enforcement campaign along rail crossings in northeast Spokane.

Officers will be watching for motorists who disobey crossing signals along the two railroads between North Haven and North Havana streets through 2:30 p.m. Both railroads operate 24 hours a day on their main lines through Spokane with busy grade crossings located in northeast Spokane.

Police Officer Teresa Fuller said violations at grade crossings are commonplace, and the dangerous behavior could result in accidents, endangering lives and tying up traffic and commerce.

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