Freight train cars derail in New Jersey

Saturday, April 23, 2016

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey -- Authorities say freight train cars have derailed in New Jersey.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said Saturday three or four Conrail freight cars came off the rails in Jersey City. He says Port Authority police report there were no injuries, and no hazardous materials were spilled.

Port Authority Trans-Hudson train service was not disrupted by the incident.

Pentangelo says the incident happened on rail lines behind Dickinson High School.

A message left with Conrail has not been returned.

Pentangelo says Port Authority police responded to a request for assistance from Jersey City officials.

It's unclear what, if anything, was inside the derailed train cars.