Bubbling Assumption Parish swamp shuts down highway

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Posted on August 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 11:01 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- The mysterious bubbling swamp in Assumption Parish that turned into a sort of soupy sinkhole actually shut down a nearby highway this weekend.

About 100 homes were evacuated when the sinkhole started spreading.

It caused cypress trees to topple and even bent a natural gas pipeline. That's when officials shut down Highway 70, and started work to depressurize the pipeline.

Officials aren't sure, but say the problem could be connected to a nearby fault line or a collapsed salt dome.

 

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