Dec 092017
 

A freight train derailed in New Jersey Friday afternoon, forcing officials to suspend NJ Transit service on parts of the Raritan Valley line and snarling the evening commute for thousands of people.

The 141-car CSX freight train was headed to Selkirk, New York, when at least two dozen mostly empty rail cars came off the tracks near Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey, about 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to a company spokeswoman.

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May 232017
 

A Merced woman described the fiery blast that claimed the life of a tanker-truck driver as “an ocean of fire that crashed in waves down the road.”

“I’ve never seen fire move like that,” said Jeanine Jaroszek, who was buying coffee at Starbucks on Bell Lane around 10:02 a.m. with her twin teenage daughters. “I looked up and there was this fire like a wall and then we heard the explosion – the first explosion.”

 

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