Coast Guard Evacuating Half-Mile Area Around Derailment - New York News

Coast Guard Evacuating Half-Mile Area Around Derailment

Posted: Updated:
A viewer picture shows the trail derailment in Paulsboro Friday morning. A viewer picture shows the trail derailment in Paulsboro Friday morning.
Photo courtesy of Gary Stevenson. Photo courtesy of Gary Stevenson.
PAULSBORO, N.J. -

Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Wirth tells "Good Day" in this video clip about the U.S. Coast Guard's response to the train derailment and bridge collapse in Paulsboro, N.J.

Wirth says the Coast Guard is "100 percent concerned for the safety of the public and the environment."

It was approximately 7:15 a.m. when the Coast Guard got a report that five train cars had derailed at the bridge over Mantua Creek.

During the phone interview about two hours later, she said no injuries or fatalities were reported in the derailment.

"What we have done so far is we're standing up an incident management team to help respond to this and manage this response. We are getting more resources in from our Atlantic strike team and public information assist team."

Wirth added, "We have a half-a-mile area evacuated around the bridge. The creek is currently closed, and a safety zone is in effect one mile around the incident."

She added that they're working to limit flight restrictions from nearby airports.

Wirth said they were still looking into how much was leaking and what's out there.

"But the concern, of course, is the product in the air is a flammable gas," she said.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:31:59 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:37:26 GMT
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
  • The Big Idea

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:49 GMT
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices