A public meeting with transportation officials scheduled for tonight has been canceled.
The open house was to be in the Valley Point Middle School gymnasium and cover a proposed plan to close five railroad crossings in the southern part of Whitfield County. The plan calls for the crossings at Midway Road, Baker Road, Henry Owens Road, Postelle Road and Redwine Cove Road to be closed. In their place, an access road parallel to the railroad would link those roads. The closings are part of an effort by Norfolk Southern railroad to improve safety along its line.
Officials with Norfolk Southern were not able to make the trip because of weather delays. The meeting has not yet been rescheduled.