N. Charleston neighborhood complains of sleep-shattering overnight siren

Published: Jan. 26, 2015 at 10:03 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Neighbors in the Wando Woods area of North Charleston are meeting to talk about a disturbing noise they say is wreaking havoc on their community.

The area is off Dorchester Road around the CSX railway and rail yard and residents say they're used to hearing the normal train noises and horns, but now they're hearing something else.

A woman who lives directly next to the CSX rail yard said she hears a bizarre siren going off at two or three in the morning and she has no idea what it is.

She's not alone.

Many neighbors are expressing their concern about the new, alarming noise they've been hearing for the last month or so. They say it sounds like a tornado warning.

Neighbors in Wando Woods area have complained about the noise, but it's also impacting the residents on the other side of the I-526 overpass, off Bennett Yard road.

They say most of the time is going off late at night or early in the morning. Neighbors say a lot of elderly people live in the area and the mysterious siren is effecting their health by keeping them up at night.

They want one thing from CSX to start: to know what that siren noise is. Then, they want to work with CSX to find a solution.

This isn't the first community to complain about the mysterious siren-like noise coming from CSX trains and property. An Atlanta neighborhood reported the same thing in November of last year.

Live 5 has been in contact with CSX and they tell me they're looking into the noise complaint. They ask the community to call 1-877-TELL-CSX with any concerns or rail related issues.

If you do want to discuss this issue, neighbors are meeting at the Miner Crosby Community Center on Paramount Drive at 7 p.m. Monday night.

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