Route 21 in Newark reopens after tanker truck crash, fire

Authorities say the fire happened near Parkhurst Street.

Authorities say the fire happened near Parkhurst Street. (March 13, 2014 6:07 PM)

A section of Route 21 in Newark had to be shut down following an early morning tanker truck explosion that crippled the morning commute Thursday.

The tanker, which was carrying about 8,500 gallons of gasoline, burst into flames after colliding with a car. The crash happened on McCarter Highway near Murray Street and adjacent to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor rail line at around 1:30 a.m. 

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