False report of car stuck on railroad tracks halted trains near Firth, sheriff’s office says

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A false report of a car being stuck on railroad tracks near Firth halted train traffic on Wednesday, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office says.

Deputies were sent to the railroad tracks near South 96th and East Apple Roads, which is southeast of Firth, on a report of a vehicle stuck on the tracks.

The sheriff’s office said a BNSF railroad crew drove up and down the tracks but could not find the vehicle.

A deputy also searched roads in the area and didn’t find anything.

“A report of a vehicle stuck on the tracks is very disruptive to the railroad which has to halt all rail traffic for miles around,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post.

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