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Doyline evacuation to be lifted Friday

2 years ago December 06, 2012 Dec 6, 2012 Thursday, December 06 2012 Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:49:52 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

DOYLINE, La. - Authorities say they will lift a voluntary evacuation advisory on Friday as they continue to move explosives to a safe location at a munitions plant.

Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says the advisory will be lifted at noon.

Authorities had said most residents of Doyline, a town of about 800, never left after the evacuation was advised last weekend or already had returned.

The explosives were found stuffed into corridors that connect storage buildings at an Explo Systems facility at Camp Minden. Authorities feared a chain reaction could be set off if the corridors were not cleared.

Explo Systems recycles military munitions at the site in Webster Parish, a former military base that's now mostly an industrial park but is still guarded by military police.

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