Sinkhole situation over four years after it developed; Evacuations lifted
BAYOU CORNE – The infamous area surrounding a four-year-old sinkhole has been deemed no longer a risk, Assumption Parish authorities announced Friday afternoon.
The so-called Bayou Corne Sinkhole opened up along Highway 70 in 2012 when a salt dome collapsed under the bayou.
All areas once part of a mandatory and voluntary evacuation are removed from such orders, according to parish government.
“The area has been given a No Further Action by the Office of Conservation and through the preponderance of evidence, the area has been deemed no longer at risk due to the Sinkhole and gas associated with its creation,” officials announced in a statement sent via email.
Officials added unless “something unusual happens,” activities around the site return to normal.
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