N.J. town’s evacuation expands after derailment

    More New Jersey residents are being ordered to leave their homes after a train derailment last week released a hazardous gas into the air.

     

    But officials say that doubling the size of the evacuated area to include about 100 more homes means they can lift a shelter-in-place order that had covered the entire town of Paulsboro.

    The evacuation order is expected to last until Sunday, a day longer than previously expected.

    Paulsboro’s schools are to remain closed.

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