WEST, Texas - (AP) - Residents of a Central Texas town formed a mile-long line as authorities allowed some of them to return to their homes for the first time since a fertilizer plant exploded, killing 14 people and leveling nearby neighborhoods.
Officials in West say some residents can return Saturday and survey the damage to their homes. They are subject to a 7 p.m. curfew, and anyone who doesn't live in the designated area is not permitted to enter.
Law enforcement set up a barricade and checked the ID of each person in the cars that lined up. Some who did not belong were turned away. Several insurance agents were among those trying to enter the neighborhood.
The West Fertilizer Co. blew up late Wednesday. Dozens of homes were damaged in the explosion.
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