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Arms will be installed at the railroad crossing on County Road 1 near Highway 12 in Pennock. The crossing has been the site of numerous accidents over the past year and a half. Officials are hoping the more than $71,000 project will make the crossing safer for pedestrians and motorists. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

3 accidents in 18 months lead to action at Pennock crossing

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PENNOCK -- In the past 18 months, there have been three car-train collisions at a railroad crossing in Pennock.

A resolution signed Tuesday by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners to participate in financing to install crossing arms could prevent more accidents from happening there in the future.

"It's really going to be nice once they get them in," said Chuck Diederich. "I'm going to be happy as heck."

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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