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Train Crashes on Banks of Delaware River

Norfolk Southern, train accident, lopatcong, Delaware River

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) — Officials say a Norfolk Southern train car, believed to be carrying stone, tipped over onto the banks of the Delaware River.

No injuries were reported from the incident, which was called in at 3:12 pm by a passerby on the Pennsylvania side of the river. Lopatcong Township Police Detective Stefano said the accident happened alongside River Road, about a half mile south from Marble Hill road.

Det. Stefano said that Norfolk Southern is working on getting the rail car upright again. Traffic in the area was reportedly not affected by the incident.

A cause of the crash was not immediately available as a Norfolk Southern investigation is ongoing. Norfolk Southern has not responded to a request for comment.

Responding at the scene was Lopatcong Township police, the Lopatcong Township Fire Department, Phillipsburg police, and Norfolk Southern crews.

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