DOTD: Sinkhole not cause of "deformity" on Hwy 70
BAYOU CORNE - Traffic officials said today that the Assumption Parish sinkhole isn't the cause of an abnormality found recently along Highway 70.
The Department of Transportation and Development said the asphalt may have given way due to heat, and they'll continue to monitor the affected area of highway.
On Wednesday, the Assumption Parish police jury said the seismic activity around the sinkhole has decreased from elevated levels after trees and debris was sucked into the sinkhole last month.
There is a community meeting scheduled Thursday morning to update residents on the current situation with the sinkhole. Leaders on all levels, including state and federal, are expected to attend the meeting to listen to residents' stories about how the sinkhole has impacted their lives.
The meeting will take be at 9 a.m. at the Assumption Parish Community Center on Highway 307 in Napoleonville.