Due to a train blocking three railroad crossings in downtown Cartersville for around two hours on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Matt Santini and the City Council decided to enforce Section 19-3 of the Code of Ordinances that states “It shall be unlawful to obstruct any street crossing within the corporate limits with any freight cars or train for a longer time than ten minutes with the train stopped, unless a longer time shall be necessary to enable it to perform its duties as a common carrier.”

As a result, CSX Transportation is being fined $3,000 ($1,000 for each crossing).