A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
There's more trouble at the site of a chemical plant fire in Apex. Emergency responders evacuated businesses around the plant after a small fire reignited. Smoke poured from one 55-gallon barrel on the property, and Town Manager Bruce Radford says the the fumes were irritating and causing burning eyes.
Apex Mayor Keith Weatherly says the chemical drum contained a
sodium metal solution that can ignite when exposed to water or air.
The Apex area had been drenched by rains throughout Tuesday.
The chemical plant was a raging inferno two weeks ago with a
fire that lit up the sky with explosions and covered parts of the
town in a yellow-green haze. Town officials urged as many as
17-thousand people to evacuate because of potentially toxic fumes
that led a few dozen people to seek medical attention.
Today's fire comes a day after more than 200 residents packed
Apex Town Hall on Tuesday looking for answers about the blaze.