N.J. Train Bridge Collapses

Talk about a bad way to start your morning commute. A train bridge collapsed in New Jersey around 7:00 a.m., overturning three box cars and sending four chemical-leaking railroad tank cars into Mantua Creek. Ambulances rushed to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal where some 18 people were reportedly experiencing breathing difficulties after the collapse, though no deaths or injuries have been reported. The biggest current concern is the tank cars’ leaking vinyl chloride, a highly flammable gas that can also have harmful effects on the central nervous system.