Thanks to all of you out there that called to make sure I was still alive. It seems that half of the 32,000-person town (Apex, NC) 8 miles to my north was evacuated last night because of a fire and 20+ explosions at a chemical storage plant. As of Friday night, some people are still not permitted to go home.
The plant is about a 1/2 mile from my office so I was not able to get to work today--damn near the entire town was shutdown. This is downtown Apex at rush hour today. A ghost town.
For a map of where all this stuff happened, check out this thing I threw together with Google's Map API: