Lockwood Drive looked like a parking lot — and a disorganized one at that — south of Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon. Drivers idled in their cars, some stepping out to stretch or use the phone. Delivery drivers, even a Metro bus turned away, taking their chances on a detour through the East End rather than wait on the stopped freight train blocking the intersection.“
There’s no excuse why a train should be blocking the street,” said Cecilia Cortez, 44, who just wanted to get home after picking her two kids up from school. “Look at all the people, just waiting.”
The situation was the same on the other side of the tracks, as drivers and pedestrians waited about 45 minutes before the train finally lurched eastward.