Illinois: A freight train blocked traffic for 7 hours. Grayslake leaders call it a ‘significant problem.’

A freight train that stalled in Grayslake early Thursday blocked vehicle traffic at two crossings with state highways for nearly seven hours, creating extensive and frustrating delays for drivers and first responders.

Village officials described such blockages as a “significant problem in town,” which disrupt traffic through downtown and major intersections and presents challenges for emergency workers.