The Jackson County courthouse is closing early because of the plant explosion.
County spokesman Calvin Williford said employees were being sent home around 4 p.m. today. He said it should have minimal impact on the public since it was near the end of the work day.
"We are shutting down early based on a prudent approach," he said.
Williford said he did not know whether county officials made this decision based on the advice and recommendation of any federal, state or local official.
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