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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Coast Guard opens portion of Mississippi River to limited traffic | KATC Lafayette News

The Coast Guard re-opened a portion of the Mississippi River, Monday, near Baton Rouge, after it was closed due to three barges that sank, Friday.

The Coast Guard opened the Mississippi River from mile marker 228-237 to limited traffic with the following restrictions:

For the northbound channel, vessels are allowed to transit one-at-a-time; however, they must coordinate with Vessel Traffic Service New Orleans for permission to transit.

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