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NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — Vermont residents say a railroad company violated an order by the state transportation board by digging up a disputed railroad crossing.

The Vermont Transportation Board previously ruled that the Washington County Railroad Company must consult with residents and create a closure plan for the crossing off Route 5 in Norwich.

The Valley News reports ( ) workers with the railroad company began ripping up the intersection Thursday. Resident John Roback says their actions were in “flagrant disregard” of the board’s order.

An attorney for the railroad says the work was done to deter vehicles during the crossing’s temporary closure. He says work was also done to fix drainage issues in the area.

The board’s Executive Secretary John Zicconi says they will discuss the railroad’s actions during their Wednesday meeting.


Information from: Lebanon Valley News,