Officials: All clear after Texas refinery outages
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) —
Officials say they've lifted an order for residents to stay inside after power outages shut down three Houston-area refineries and a chemical plant.
Homeland Security coordinator Bruce Clawson says a "shelter-in-place" order for Texas City was lifted early Tuesday afternoon.
Residents had been advised twice since Monday night to stay inside after power failures shut down a Dow Chemical plant and three refineries, including a BP unit where a 2005 explosion killed 15 people.
Officials say there have been no immediate reports of hazardous emissions. It's not yet known what's caused the outages.