UNION, NJ - Route 78 westbound has been closed in the Union area due to a tanker accident Sunday afternoon.

Details are not yet available, but a witness said the accident involved two tractor trailers and a taxi.  The witness said the taxi was in flames and diesel fuel was spilled across the roadway.  Hazmat workers are on the scene.  The exact area of the closure is not currently available, but it is nearby the Vauxhall bridge.   As additional details become availalbe, TAPinto Union will update the story.