After the conclusion of the fifth day of operations, Explo Systems Inc.'s personnel made "satisfactory progress" as they worked to relocate up to six million pounds of improperly stored propellants, according to the Louisiana State Police.
Under the direct supervision of LSP 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 two million pounds. The status of the evacuation order will be re-evaluated today.
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 to the evacuated area, it is recommended they do so after dark, when the explosive product is not being handled.