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USChemical plant fire closes Pulaski Skyway near New York City: Reports

12:45  18 may  2019
12:45  18 may  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Traffic on a major roadway near New York City remained closed Saturday after a major fire broke out overnight at a New Jersey chlorine plant . State transportation officials confirmed “ fire department activity” early Saturday morning, adding that traffic in both directions near the Pulaski Skyway ramp

The New York fire department confirmed they had received multiple reports of explosions in the Long Island City and Astoria area, to which they had At Residents left their homes as the black sky. © AP Photo/Julio Cortez Pulaski Skyway . Traffic on a major roadway near New York City was closed in

Chemical plant fire closes Pulaski Skyway near New York City: Reports© AP Photo/Julio Cortez Pulaski Skyway

Traffic on a major roadway near New York City was closed in both directions Friday night after a fire at a chlorine plant in New Jersey sent a huge plume of dark smoke into the sky.

It happened near the Pulaski Skyway, the large elevated span that connects Newark and Jersey City, the two largest cities in New Jersey.

Residents in the surrounding area were being warned about "dangerous fumes" resulting from the blaze, which occurred in Kearny, a town located between the two cities, News 12 New Jersey reported.

Public safety officials in Newark were warning residents "to keep windows and doors shut and stay inside."

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A large fire at a chlorine chemical plant in Hudson County continues to burn Saturday morning and although it Some smoke also drifted over parts of Staten Island in New York . The fire is under the Pulaski Skyway near Ironbound section.” A similar message was posted on the police department’s

Traffic on a major roadway near New York City was closed in both directions Friday night after fire at a chlorine plant in New Jersey send a huge plume of dark smoke into the sky. It happened near the Pulaski Skyway , the large elevated span that connects Newark and Jersey City , the two largest

Officials in Bayonne, N.J., located south of Jersey City and across Newark Bay from Newark, also were advising residents to "close all windows and limit time outdoors."

Environmental officials across the Hudson River in New York City were also warning residents about smoke, in a Twitter message posted shortly before 11 p.m.

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The fire at the Alden Leeds plant on Jacobus Avenue in the South Kearny section led officials in Newark, Jersey City , Bayonne and Hoboken to warn The fire was first reported around 10 p.m., according to CBS New York . Bayonne's Office of Emergency Management on Saturday morning said

A chemical plant fire in New Jersey sent noxious smoke billowing into the air near Newark — and The Skyway was closed in both directions into Saturday morning, with emergency responders helping “Newark firefighters are helping battle the blaze under the Pulaski Skyway near Newark’s

The plant was identified as Alden Leads, and is located almost directly beneath the skyway, NJ.com reported.

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