Giant sinkhole cleanup resumes in Assumption Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Giant sinkhole cleanup resumes in Assumption Parish

(Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury) (Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury)
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -

Officials in Assumption Parish say they're waiting on test results from samples pulled from a cavern near the giant sinkhole more than a week ago.

Meanwhile, people living in the surrounding area are being told to expect a strong diesel smell on Monday.

Cleanup around the sinkhole began just before 3 p.m. Monday.

Crews are clearing the way for new equipment while also monitoring a new bubble site. The latest bubbles popping up in the T'Loc Canal, between Grand Bayou and Pierre Part, is the 17th bubble site being monitored.

Tremors were reported in Pierre Part on Friday afternoon, but no seismic activity was recorded during that time.

Tuesday workers will begin setting up a series of geo-probes to monitor natural gas in the area. Vent wells are also being drilled to vent off gas if necessary.

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