Bayou Corne sinkhole expected to double in size

AP Photo
AP Photo

BAYOU CORNE, La. - A massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish will likely double in size.

People monitoring the sinkhole near Bayou Corne expect the area to grow to 50 acres. It has taken a year for the site to grow to its current size of about 26 acres.

Ongoing activity at the site leads work crews to believe the sinkhole is not done growing.

The good news for homeowners in the area is that the sinkhole's growth is moving in a southwest pattern. That pattern is in the opposite direction of homes in the community.

A salt cavern owned by Texas Brine Co. collapsed last year, causing the problem.