TAR HEEL — A reported ammonia leak has resulted in the closure of N.C. 87 near the Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel.
Officials have also evacuated the employees from the plant, according to an anonymous source. Employees were being taken across the road to wait out the situation, according to the source.
Some of the area residents were also voluntarily evacuating the area.
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