Under the direct supervision of Louisiana State Police Emergency Services personnel, Explo Systems' employees methodically removed another 375,000 pounds of the improperly stored M6 propellant, which was then correctly stored in approved storage magazines.
This brings the five-day operations total to approximately 2 million pounds. The status of the evacuation order will be re-evaluated mid-Thursday.
Reminder: With the recently updated estimated total of six million pounds of propellant believed to be incorrectly stored and given the small confines of tightly packed corridors personnel are contending with, the evacuation order remains in effect and has been extended through Thursday, with the possibility of going into Friday.
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.
Additionally as a precaution, the Webster Parish Clerk of Courts would like to remind residents that Saturday's polling location has been relocated from within the current evacuation area to Westlake Baptist Church.