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Tanker crash delays trains in New Jersey

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March 13, 2014 09:37 AM EST | AP


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A tanker truck crash near railroad tracks in New Jersey's largest city has snarled the morning commute.

The tanker, which was carrying about 8,500 gallons of gasoline, burst into flames after colliding with a car on McCarter Highway adjacent to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor rail line in Newark at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. The city's fire department says no one was injured.

Amtrak trains are running with minor delays while crews repair damaged signals and overhead wires.

New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says Raritan Valley Line service is resuming. The commuter railroad's Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are operating with delays of up to 45 minutes.

Westbound trains are not stopping at Newark Airport.

Police are investigating the crash.