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U.S. Coast Guard Closes Mississippi River Shipping Due To Flooding

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U.S. Coast Guard Closes Mississippi River Shipping Due To Flooding

U.S. Coast Guard Closes Mississippi River Shipping Due To Flooding

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the US Coast Guard said the it had closed the Mississippi River near St.

Louis to boat and barge traffic as excessive rains and heavy snow melt swelled the major shipping waterway to near record levels.

The Coast Guard reportedly said that the river, a crucial transportation artery for shipments of grain, agricultural chemicals, energy products and other commodities, will be closed from river mile marker 179 to 184.

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