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Garbage Truck flips over on Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights

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Hasbrouck Heights Nj, at 8:30 am  a borough of Hasbrouck Heights  garbage truck flipped over closing all lanes of Route 17 north Thursday morning.

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Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department Responds to Freight Train Fire

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Waldwick NJ, just before  10pm the Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a reported train on fire in the area of the train station. Arriving units found an active fire in a hopper car. Engine 631 laid a supply line into the Transit lot and supplied one 2 1/2 hand line and also the tower ladder. Truck 641 set up the bucket and extinguished the fire from above. Bergen County HazMat also responded and took readings of the water run off and air samplings. WALVAC also stood by at the scene. All trains were held in both directions due to the incident. No injuries were reported .

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Mysterious Substance Discovered floating on the on the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook , Ridgewood Firefighters Deploy Containment Booms

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Ridgewood NJ, a local resident spotted an unknown oily like substance floating on the surface of the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook near Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood at approximately 8:00 PM on Thursday evening, 04/20, and promptly called 911. Ridgewood firefighters responded to the area and deployed a containment boom across the Brook as they awaited the arrival of a team of technicians from Bergen County Hazmat. Additional containment booms were deployed after the County Hazmat team arrived. However, further investigation testing, and identification of the mysterious substance was postponed until after the arrival of daylight on Friday morning, 04/21.

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Bergen County Bomb Squad and Bergen County Hazmat Called to Corporate Drive in Elmwood Park over Suspicious Package

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Elmwood Park NJ, an unknown individual entered an industrial building on Corporate Drive in Elmwood Park just after 0830 hours on Friday, 03/31 and left a suspicious package behind before quickly departing. Elmwood Park Police ordered the building evacuated and summoned the Bergen County Bomb Squad and Bergen County Hazmat. Bomb Squad technicians and Hazmat personnel were later observed entering the facility. Police at the scene did not say what the package contained, nor if there were any suspects identified. No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

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No Injuries Reported in Early Morning Jackknifed Tractor Trailer on Route 17 in Upper Saddle River

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Upper Saddle River NJ, no injuries were reported in connection with a Tuesday morning, 05/31, collision involving two (2) tractor trailers and a Toyota RAV4 on Route 17 southbound in Upper Saddle River. One (1) of the tractor trailers involved jackknifed across two (2) lanes of the roadway. A large diesel fuel spill occurred when a saddle tank on the jackknifed truck ruptured.

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Saturday Night Cooking Oil Spill Closes Chestnut Street in Ridgewood’s Central Business District

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Ridgewood NJ, a containment vessel hose line of a single axle tanker truck carrying cooking oil ruptured on Chestnut Street, Ridgewood early Saturday evening, 02/12, while the truck was parked and its driver was servicing a nearby restaurant. An unconfirmed report was that 200-300 gallons of oil may have leaked, with an unknown quantity having spilled into a Chestnut Street located storm drain. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department , Ridgewood Emergency Services, and Bergen County HazMat personnel and vehicles responded to the incident. Clean-up, by a commercial contractor hired by the tanker’s owner, was expected to take several hours. The driver indicated to police that he was in the basement of the restaurant he was servicing at the time the hose line ruptured, and was made aware of the spill by a pedestrian who noticed the oil slick. Despite slick sidewalk and street surfaces, no injuries due to slips & falls were reported in the incident.

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Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Shuts Down Route 208 South Bound for Over 2 Hours

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Glen Rock NJ, a tractor trailer-tanker truck jackknifed on Route 208 southbound near Harristown Road, Glen Rock on Monday afternoon, 11/08 after colliding with another commercial vehicle. Fortunately, no injuries were reported by either driver. However, police were forced to close Route 208 southbound just prior to the accident scene for over two (2) hours to facilitate remediation of a diesel fuel spill, and removal of the heavily damaged truck. Glen Rock Police, Glen Rock Fire Department, Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Bergen County Hazmat, and NJDOT personnel responded to the incident.

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Hazmat Called in to Deal With Wyckoff Home Toxic Release

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Wyckoff NJ, last Saturday, the Wyckoff Fire Department  was dispatched to a residential home for a chlorine/ ammonia mixture that was released. Assistance was requested from Mahwah Hazmat as well as Bergen County Hazmat. The problem was rapidly mitigated and all units were released.

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Tanker Truck Flips Over on Route 4 eastbound to Route 17 northbound Exit Ramp in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, a tandem axle tanker truck carrying used motor oil flipped over on its topside on the exit ramp from Route 4 eastbound to Route 17 northbound, Paramus on Tuesday morning, 07/06. The tanker’s adult female driver was freed from the flipped vehicle by a NJDOT employee who was working adjacent to the crash site. The victim was transported by a Paramus EMS ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Paramus Police, Paramus Fire Department, NJDOT, and Bergen County Hazmat personnel also responded to the incident. The contents of the tanker were off loaded before the vehicle was righted and removed from the scene by a local tow company. The exit ramp was initially closed to traffic, then reopened, then closed again to facilitate the righting and removal of the vehicle.

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Diesel Fuel Spill Investigated by Bergen County Hazmat in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Bergen County Hazmat personnel investigated a diesel fuel spill in the 300 block of Knollwood Road on Saturday morning. The spill was reported by a resident who was walking her dog in the area.

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Ridgewood Police and Fire Respond Chemical Spill in the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department responded to investigate a reported chemical spill into the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook between East Ridgewood and Spring Avenues, Ridgewood on Friday morning, 05/24. Firefighters deployed an absorbent pad in an attempt to contain the spill, which was traced to a sump pump located at a single family home on nearby Southern Parkway, Ridgewood. Bergen County Hazmat was summoned to test the offending material, which may have been composed of house paint and wall plaster. It is unknown whether either the homeowner or his/her painting contractor was issued a summons in connection with the incident. Ridgewood Police also responded to the incident and assisted in the investigation.

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Ridgewood Fire Department and Bergen County HazMat Called for A leaking underground heating oil tank

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Ridgewood NJ, A leaking underground heating oil tank required the response of Ridgewood Fire Department and Bergen County HazMat to a commercial structure located in the 100 block of Prospect Street, Ridgewood on Friday morning, 09/28. Fuel oil from the overfilled tank leaked onto the structure’s driveway, down Prospect Street, and into a nearby storm drain. Firefighters deployed absorbent materials to several contaminated areas and blocked additional run off from entering the storm drain. A private contractor was called by the property owned to further clean up the mess.

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High School Football Game Unaffected by Chlorine Gas Leak at a Fair Lawn Water Department Water Department

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Fire department and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue units were dispatched to investigate a significant leak involving two (2) large steel cylinders containing chlorine gas at a Fair Lawn Water Department water treatment facility late Saturday morning, 09/15. Bergen County HazMat, Hawthorne Fire Department, and an ambulance from Saddle Brook were also on the scene at 9-14 Cadmus Place, Fair Lawn until the leak was contained. No injuries were reported, nor were there any evacuations ordered of area homes. A high school football game being played directly across the street from the plant was also unaffected by the gas release.

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Accident Leads to Temporary Closure of a Portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn

Accident Leads to Temporary Closure of a Portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn

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April 13,2017

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Fair Lawn NJ, A crash between a 4-door Honda Civic and a multi-axle dump truck resulted in two (2) injuries, a hazmat incident, and the temporary closure of a portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn on Wednesday morning, 04/12. 65 gallons of diesel fuel that originated from a ruptured fuel tank on the dump truck were spilled on crash impact. A large portion of the spilled fuel remained on the roadway, but some entered a nearby storm drain. Fair Lawn PD, FD, EMS, and Heavy Rescue units responded to the incident. NJDOT and the Bergen County HazMat unit were also on the scene. Tow trucks removed both damaged vehicles from the highway. Northbound traffic was diverted onto Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. There was minor rubbernecking southbound. The crash victims sustained non life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital.

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