Canadian National Resumes Operations After Train Stoppage
Earlier on Wednesday morning, Mid-Michigan residents were notified about a train stoppage from the Capital Area Ingham County Alert System.
ROAD BLOCKED: A couple of trains are stopped blocking crossings for undetermined amount of time. Crossings blocked are Hagadorn/Service in East Lansing, and Marsh/Haslett in Meridian Twp
The Canadian National Police and the Michigan State University Police were notified about a nationwide train stoppage. According to WILX, Terri Thornberry, who is the director of the Ingham County 911 Communications Center said:
“We just got the information and we passed it on."
At about 1:30 PM, the system notified residents that trains had resumed their normal travels.
Canadian National spokesman, Jonathan Abecassis, said that service's on the railroad services was paused in the U.S. due to a suspicious package in the CN's facility in Homewood, Illinois.
The package was later to be found harmless, but the incident still remains under investigation, according to Abecassis.
“The network has resumed normal operations at this point,” Abecassis announced.