TPC plant explosion: Blast at Port Neches refinery plant shatters windows, knocks down ceilings at nearby homes | VIDEO

PORT NECHES, Texas (KTRK) -- Passing drivers saw a massive ball of light and ceilings collapsed at nearby homes after the refinery explosion in Port Neches, East Texas, that injured three Wednesday morning.

The TPC plant exploded around 1 a.m. off Highway 366 in Port Neches, about 95 miles east of Houston.
As an evacuation order was underway, nearby residents and drivers captured horrifying images of the explosion and damage it left behind.

Reports suggest windows were blown out in homes up to 10 miles away from the plant, and smoke could be seen as far away as the Louisiana state line.

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People living near the TPC plant shared images of their damaged homes following the explosion.



"The shockwave felt like my house got hit by a wrecking ball," @InventTrey posted on Twitter.



In one video taken by a nearby driver, the explosion looks like a pulsating mass of light before flames can be seen spewing from the plant.



Others captured frightening images of damage.





"TPC 1, my house 0," @MikeTobiasPhoto posted to Twitter with pictures of a collapsed ceiling.

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