Elon police have responded to a malfunction in the railroad system where it crosses downtown Elon. There was heavy traffic for about 30 minutes on North Williamson Avenue crossing onto South Williamson Avenue. 

The lights were flashing and the railroad crossing sign was down without a train in sight until the end of the malfunction. A town of Elon police officer directed traffic at the crossing to prevent confusion among drivers. 

During the malfunction, the police officer had told Elon News Network they were working with Norfolk Southern Railway Company to get the problem resolved as fast as possible. 

Norfolk Southern Railway is transportation company based out of Norfolk, Virginia.