What's Wrong with This Picture?

January 15, 2012
  • Trash is seen near a railroad crossing off Md. 68 north of Williamsport.
By Colleen McGrath/Staff Photographer

The problem: Dumping of brush and tires has resumed beside Md. 68 near the CSX railroad crossing, north of Williamsport.

Last summer, the railroad company had the site cleaned after the piles of discarded tires were featured twice in What's Wrong With This Picture?

"You were very successful in getting the area beside the railroad crossing at Williamsport cleaned up, but it is not staying clean," Barb Miles wrote in an email this month. "Someone has dumped brush, along with another big old tire on the pile."

Miles suggested that CSX could put up a fence to keep people from dumping trash in the area.

"It certainly doesn't make for a scenic view of the entrance to Williamsport, as well as the health risk of the old tires and the standing water in them," Miles wrote.

Who could fix it: CSX

What they say: CSX spokesman Robert Sullivan said the company would look into the problem and determine the best way to proceed.

  — Compiled by Heather Keels

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