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Dade City, Florida -- Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco has written a letter to CSX complaining about its trains stopping at railroad crossing and blocking traffic in Dade City.

The situation has happened twice, the most recent Tuesday morning.

"The unfortunate things is when our deputies tried to ask the conductor to just move the train a little bit he said no if you want these trains to be moved the citizens of Dade City better to make a lot of noise at CSX," Nocco said.

He added that the stopped train might have caused a public safety issue by blocking emergency vehicles.

Federal law limits train crews to 12-hour shifts, so the conductors abandoned the train when the shift ended.

A stopped train in Dade City is causing controversy and now the Pasco sheriff says he's getting involved. WTSP

CSX issued an apology, saying it makes every effort to plan so crews can change shifts on time and where it does not disrupt traffic.

The company said it is reviewing what happened and will make operational adjustments.

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