Update: Authorities update situation surrounding Camp Minden
Louisiana State Police Emergency Services personnel and Explo Systems employees continue to segregate improperly stored propellant and relocate it to proper storage areas.
Officials say operations will cease at noon today and the evacuation order for the area surrounding Camp Minden will be lifted.
Restrictions for parts of Camp Minden will remain in effect until the operation is concluded.
The Louisiana State Police, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office and Doyline Police Department would like to remind residents that the area has not been deemed safe as of yet and would continue to urge residents to remain outside the evacuated area.
For those who must return, it is recommended they do so after dark when the explosive product is not being handled. This recommendation comes as the safety of all residents is the primary concern as this extraordinary task continues.
Operations are scheduled to resume again on Monday, December 10, 2012.
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