Operation Lifesaver Blitz

Rail safety advocates took the time Thursday to try to help people understand the need for caution around rail lines.

The group Operation Lifesaver held a safety blitz at the 18th Avenue rail crossing in Meridian. Safety literature was distributed to drivers as a reminder to use caution at rail crossings.

Thirty-three people have died at rail crossing in Mississippi in the last three years. Operation Lifesaver would like to drop the number to zero from now on.

"What we want the motorists to know is that they should always expect a train," said Kimber Sloan of Operation Lifesaver. "Any time is train time and they need to use cautions at highway grade rail crossings. "

Operation Lifesaver held safety blitzes like this one at three other rail crossings in the state.

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