500 stranded on NJ train for 5 hours

(AP) - About 500 people were stranded on a train for more than five hours Saturday night in central New Jerseybecause of flooding from a powerful rainstorm.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Penny Bassett Hackett says the train wasstuck on the track west of the Rahway station along the NortheastCorridor in a spot where emergency workers were unable to reachthem.

She says a diesel engine has reached the commuters, who will betaken to a nearby train station and bused to Newark Penn Station.

The storm also knocked out power to more than 235,000 customersstatewide and may be responsible for the death of two people inTeaneck who were killed by a falling tree.

In Atlantic City, a city police officer was injured when a cranecollapsed and sent debris flying.

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