RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina state employees in one Raleigh government office building have been resorting to space heaters and heavy coats when the heat stopped working as a deep freeze swept into the state.
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall said Tuesday a section of the Old Revenue Building complex across the street from the old Capitol has not had heat since Monday. Marshall estimates 100 people in her office working there are affected, not counting a division of the Department of Labor.
She says the indoor temperature was in the mid-40s as temperatures dropped to 10 degrees outside Tuesday morning in the Raleigh area.
Department of Administration spokesman Chris Mears says workers tried to address the problem Tuesday. He says miscommunication Monday sent them to the wrong section of the building.