3 cars hit by falling poles after freight train hits wires over tracks in Elizabeth: officials

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ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- Three cars were hit by falling poles and debris on Monday after a freight train hit wires over railroad tracks in Elizabeth, officials say.

The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. as the train was passing by on Division Street.

The train hit the wires which caused multiple poles to come down and the cars were hit. The people in the cars suffered minor injuries.

The intersection at Trumbull and Division streets will be closed for the next several hours.

PSE&G officials say they have restored power to all, but about 20 customers who will remain without power until repairs are completed.

They will also be installing five new utility poles and we expect the restoration to be completed by 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The incident is under investigation.

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