Chemical plant fire closes Pulaski Skyway near New York City: reports

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

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.”

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.

The Pulaski Skyway is seen in Jersey City, N.J., on June 25, 2014. (Getty Images)

The Pulaski Skyway is seen in Jersey City, N.J., on June 25, 2014. (Getty Images)


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

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Provided by Fox News

More to explorer

Back on top: Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be.After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches… …

Eagles’ Chris Long announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long stands on the sideline prior to the team’s NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File) Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long announced his retirement from football Saturday night, ending an 11-year NFL playing… …

Las Vegas man accused of killing wife with baseball bat: police

A man is accused of fatally bludgeoning his wife with a baseball bat at a Las Vegas apartment complex last Friday, police said.Authorities responded to a call around 4:30 p.m. Friday from a boy in his “early teens,” who said his father had hit his mother with a baseball bat, police said. Slobodan Miljus was……

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top