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Railroad damage


Over the last two days, we've seen severe damage to roads, sidewalks and neighborhoods.
There has also been severe damage to a railroad that runs through cantonment on Highway 29.

Channel Three's Ricki Vann is under the railroad where the water washed the foundation under the tracks away.

I'm in the washout off Highway 29. Right across the street is Winn Dixie.
You can see the tracks are completely suspended from the ground.

We talked to a homeowner who lives right behind this railroad and says after the flooding at his house, he is not surprised to see this.
Scott Atherton didnt know how bad the storm was Tuesday night until he tried to leave his house.
"I tried to leave to go to the gas station. It was about 12 oclock mid night. By the time we realized this was going on we decided to stay. We wish we wouldnt. The damage was right at out front door step."

This yard was flooded and so was the ground around the railroad tracks.

"Usually we hear the train go at least a couple times a day." "It's weird to not here the train now. We are like, where's the train... Whats going on?"

The tracks are owned by the Alabama Gulf Coast Rail Road.

I talked to an engineer, with the company. Jim O'Donnell who says the train will be running in less than a week.

The onsite engineer says more than a couple tons of sand will have to be packed under the suspended tracks.
"It kind of puts a halt on the day. Our everyday life has been shaken. "

But AGR says they won't use the tracks until they are fixed.
"We've seen a lot of storm damage around Northwest Florida"