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Tanker Explosion, Huge Fire Disrupts Commute In Newark N.J.

An 8,500-gallon tanker truck hauling gasoline crashed and burst into flames on a New Jersey highway Thursday morning.
An 8,500-gallon tanker truck hauling gasoline crashed and burst into flames on a New Jersey highway Thursday morning.NBC New York

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A large tanker exploded into flames, shutting down roads and transit systems in Newark, New Jersey early Thursday and commuter delays are expected into the morning as the cleanup continues.

It is unclear what caused the blaze on the McCarter Highway and no injuries were reported although local traffic and Amtrak services were disrupted.

- Henry Austin

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