Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Participating In Operation Clear Track

(Portage) The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is promoting railroad safety in an effort to prevent deaths and injuries near tracks. The effort is part of Operation Clear Track, the single largest rail safety initiative in the country. The goal is to raise awareness of making safe choices near railroad tracks and reduce the roughly 2,000 serious injuries and deaths recorded each year. Every three hours, a vehicle or person is struck by a train in the U.S. Law enforcement agencies will dispatch officers to high-incident railroad crossings, during the operation. Once onsite, authorities share safety tips and enforce crossing and trespassing laws as well as write citations to violators. National Rail Safety week runs through this Sunday. For more information click the following link:   


Photo courtesy of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page