Gov. Christie: ‘We have rail cars on the Jersey Turnpike this morning’!/GovChristie/status/263246591232729088

The devastating surge from Sandy left freight train cars strewn across the New Jersey Turnpike. Gov. Christie elaborated on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”:

NJ Gov Christie on Morning Joe:tidal surge so strong “we had empty freight rail cars washed up on NJ Turnpike..” #Sandy

— sallykidd (@sallykidd) October 30, 2012

Chris Christie on MSNBC: NJ Turnpike closed, blocked by freight rail cars pushed by surge onto turnpike from nearby rail yards.

— Jon Kimball (@jonkimball) October 30, 2012

The Turnpike will remain closed until cranes can remove the rail cars.

Christy says empty rail cars washed onto the NJ Turnpike last night.Bringing cranes in to remove them. #sandy

— John Curran (@jac2623) October 30, 2012

More from Christie on the damage in New Jersey:

New Jersey is a tough place. We will dig out from under and we will be back. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we’ve ever seen. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

The cost of this storm is incalculable at this point.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

We are in the midst of urban search and rescue. Our teams are moving as fast and as safe as they can. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

Hopefully this afternoon I will be able to get to the Jersey Shore and see the damage for myself. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 30, 2012

Twitchy will monitor the situation on the New Jersey Turnpike and update when images become available.


A Twitter user reports an unverified image of the freight cars on the Turnpike.

@imshawnandrews#njmorningshowRT @kmuss823: Freight train on the NJ Turnpike. Storm surge pushed it on.…

— Phil Saggione (@PhilSagg) October 30, 2012

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