Posted: Aug 5, 2012 8:16 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2012 8:16 PM
Source: Assumption Parish
BAYOU CORNE - Officials have opened a four-mile section of highway near a sinkhole near Bayou Corne.
Louisiana Highway 70 crosses over three natural gas pipelines at the edge of the liquefied area.
Assumption Parish emergency preparedness director John Boudreaux says it was closed while the gas was rerouted and crews worked to empty those sections of pipe. A fourth pipeline, not so near, was also closed off and was being depressurized.
About 150 homes and several businesses in the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou areas remain under mandatory evacuation and a shelter remains open.
Officials will meet with residents on Tuesday, Aug.7, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Hall in Pierre Part, located on Highway 70 about the sinkhole.