10:30 a.m. Morning Update

Later than the time we were advised of on yesterday, the driving of the casing began at 9:00 a.m. this morning. Bubble and air monitoring continues and no changes have been observed.

Please be advised that Highway 70 is open. We’ve received many calls from people who have been told opposite. No road closures are foreseen at this time.

John Boudreaux flew over the site a short time ago and I’m in the process of posting the videos now at http://www.youtube.com/user/assumptionla.