Adrian

Rail company to keep trying for Toledo link funds

Jan 12, 2014
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BLISSFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A railroad company in southeastern Michigan's Lenawee County says it will keep pushing for financial help in reestablishing a freight line to Toledo, Ohio.

The Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Co. lost out on 2013 grant awards through the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. Railroad owner Mark Dobronski says it will reapply for the next round and also is pursuing other financing.

Officials say the lack of a rail link hampers economic development in the county.

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) - Police in southern Michigan say crews are responding to a chemical release and people nearby are being asked to stay in their homes as a precaution.

No injuries were reported Friday morning in Adrian, about 60 miles southwest of Detroit. Police say there's no immediate threat to the public.

Police say in a statement that a barrel containing 30 to 35 gallons of nitric acid was letting off gas after reacting with a small amount of sodium hydroxide.

Roads nearby are closed and the fire department is asking residents and others within one-tenth of a mile of the area to stay where they are. Police say that could last until 1 p.m.

The Lenawee County hazardous materials team is on the scene along with the county's emergency management office.