Flooding Closes St. Louis to Barges

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Flooding on the Mississippi River has closed the St. Louis harbor to barge traffic, Reuters reported.
The Coast Guard closed the from mile marker 174 to 189. Vessels with two or fewer barges can travel during daylight hours. There was no estimate on when the harbor would reopen.
In addition, the is closed from mile marker 0 to 24.
The upper has been closed to barge traffic since locks began shutting down on June 12, which has disrupted shipments of grain, coal and petroleum products.
Source:  Reuters


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