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Spikes on railroad crossings will be repaired

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CAIRO, GA (WALB) -  Folks in Cairo are happy to hear repairs will be done to railroad tracks around town. 

Drivers said spikes are poking out of the wood, which can not only damage their tires, but could also hurt people walking across the track.

Spikes like these have been seen on multiple railroad crossings around Cairo.

Many drivers just think it's a matter of time before someone's car gets damaged.

Cairo resident Lana Snowden said, "I saw these spikes sticking up and I thought 'Oh my gosh! That could puncture a tire really bad!"

City Councilman Ernest W. Cloud Jr. complained about the spikes a couple weeks ago.  

He said it's not just the cars he's worried about.

People frequently walk across these crossings. 

Cloud said, “It's dangerous for pedestrians and for vehicles that are crossing.” 

Cloud wanted the repairs to be made soon, hoping it could save the city from blame.

Cloud said, “People nowadays are willing to sue and the city would be the first liable person.  And the railroad, it's their responsibility. We wanted the railroad to go ahead and complete their job."

Cloud said CSX railroad sent out an engineer to inspect the spikes.  

Parts and materials have been ordered and they should be repaired in the next couple of weeks. 

Snowden said, "The sooner the better!"

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