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5th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Dec. 04, 2012

East Jefferson St. Bridge Derailment

Contact: Joint Information Center

Office: (609) 677-2204

Paulsboro community open house postponed

CLARKSBORO, N.J. – The shelter in place ordered in Paulsboro Township Monday evening remains in effect, after air monitoring taken overnight continued to register elevated levels.

As a result, the community open house and town council meeting scheduled for this evening at Paulsboro High School has been postponed.

“We want to make sure the residents of Paulsboro have an opportunity to speak one on one with the experts to get the information they need,” said Coast Guard Capt. Kathy Moore, with the Unified Command. “But we want to do it at a time when we can be confident that there is a minimal likelihood that any of the people who need information will be subject to a shelter in place order this evening.”

The Unified Command is working closely with officials in the Borough of Paulsboro to keep the community affected by the derailment informed.

Residents should ensure they are registered to receive the Gloucester County emergency alerts by visiting http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us and selecting the Alerts tab. There are two alert systems residents should register for; one for voice and one for text.

Residents who have questions or who feel they have been affected by the derailment should call 1-800-230-7049 for assistance.Community 

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