Authorities continue moving explosives in Doyline - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Authorities continue moving explosives in Doyline

DOYLINE, LA (AP) -

Authorities continue to move 1 million pounds of improperly stored explosive powder to storage bunkers at the Camp Minden industrial site.

Work began at sunrise Saturday and concluded at sunset, said State Police spokesman Trooper Matt Harris. It will continue Sunday, and possibly into Monday. Schools in the town are closed Monday.

Roads around Doyline were blocked off at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Many of Doyline's 800 residents evacuated Friday. Some are staying at a Methodist camp in Minden and others at Lake Bistineau State Park.

State investigators found the explosives while inspecting property leased by Explo Systems, where an above-ground storage magazine exploded in October.

Authorities say the powder isn't an imminent threat, but should be stored in a bunker approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:10:16 GMT
    KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    More >>

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Puppy recovering after getting stuck in Yazoo Co. tar

    UPDATE: Puppy recovering after getting stuck in Yazoo Co. tar

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:28:19 GMT
    Source: FLY Animal rescueSource: FLY Animal rescue

    The puppy was spotted under a leaking tar storage container on the public property. According to the animal rescue group that posted about the situation on Facebook, it cried out for help, unable to move as one side of his body and his face were stuck in the substance.  

    More >>

    The puppy was spotted under a leaking tar storage container on the public property. According to the animal rescue group that posted about the situation on Facebook, it cried out for help, unable to move as one side of his body and his face were stuck in the substance.  

    More >>
  • Breaking

    Kirbyville High School principal resigns, then shoots, kills self in parking lot

    Kirbyville High School principal resigns, then shoots, kills self in parking lot

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:31:33 GMT

    Following his resignation Tuesday afternoon, the principal of Kirbyville High School walked out his truck, where he apparently shot and killed himself, according to police.

    More >>

    Following his resignation Tuesday afternoon, the principal of Kirbyville High School walked out his truck, where he apparently shot and killed himself, according to police.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly