Michigan State Police urging residents to stay off railroad tracks

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The fall leaves may be pretty this time off year, but they are not worth risking lives to see them.

Michigan State Police are urging NMU students and U.P. residents to stay off the railroad tracks in the area when trying to see the fall colors. Northern Michigan University published this Facebook post Saturday:

"NMU has received word from the Michigan State Police that numerous students are walking on train tracks in the area while enjoying the fall colors. Train tracks are private property and for safety purposes no one should ever be walking on the tracks. Please do not trespass on railroad property. Trespassers could be subject to arrest. It is a safety issue."

Sergeant Brent Rosten of the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post spoke to TV6 regarding the issue reiterating the need for people to stay away from the railroad tracks so that no accidents happen.