US orders to close North Carolina Port over explosive alert
A North Carolina port was ordered closed by authorities due to an alert over explosive materials, local media reported.
North Carolina's Morehead City Port, a major import entry point for rubber and other commodities, was ordered closed by authorities on Tuesday due to an alert over explosive materials, local media quoted police as saying.
Local WITN and WSAV-TV channels cited officials as saying that nine containers containing highly explosive materials had been accidentally punctured. Morehead City Port is one of the deepest ports on the U.S. East Coast.
Morehead City Police were recommending an evacuation of the downtown area of the city and they advised those people who remained to stay away from windows and doors, according to local media.
Reuters Last Mod: 12 Ocak 2010, 18:49