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Crews discover more cracks around Assumption Parish sinkhole

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BAYOU CORNE, La. - Crews have discovered more cracks in the earth and limestone around the massive Assumption Parish sinkhole, once again stopping work at the site.

Authorities say a series of underground micro-tremors created new cracks in the same area as the ones repaired back in October.

The Bayou Corne sinkhole first opened up in August of last year when an underground salt dome cavern collapsed. It has since grown from fewer than nine acres to 26 acres, forcing hundreds of nearby families out of their homes.

 

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