Kids allowed to leave school early due to chemical spill

Schoolchildren in the vicinity are being allowed to leave schools to go home, according to local broadcaster WCAU.

The road leading to the town of Paulsboro has been reopened but a limited evacuation is still in force.

The Coast Guard told WCAU that there is no immediate threat.

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Chemical leak after train derails

A rail bridge has collapsed over a creek in the US state of New Jersey, causing a freight train to derail and to spill hazardous chemicals. 18 people are being treated for breathing difficulties.