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Title 5 : Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally


Subchapter 002 : Crossing Highways and Turnpikes

(Cite as: 5 V.S.A. § 3587)
  • § 3587. Obstructing crossing more than five minutes; penalty; exemption

    (a) When a railroad crosses a highway or road required for farm use at rail level, the company operating such railroad shall not, nor shall its officer, agent, or employees permit an engine or railroad car, or any portion thereof, to stand on any part of such highway or road for a longer period than five minutes at any one time, or in shunting, to obstruct public traffic for a longer period than five minutes at any one time. A person or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than $50.00 nor less than $5.00.

    (b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to:

    (1) any grade crossings now existing or hereinafter established over the line of railroad extending through the city of Rutland between the River Street underpass and the Pine Street overpass; and

    (2) the grade crossing in the town of Norton between the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad and the class 4 town highway known as Gagnon Road (town highway #12). (Amended 1993, No. 211 (Adj. Sess.), § 22, eff. June 17, 1994; 2005, No. 175 (Adj. Sess.), § 19.)