Restricted vessel traffic permitted on Miss. River
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Coast Guard is permitting restricted commercial vessel traffic on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss., as crews work to remove oil from a leaking barge, a Guard spokesman said Thursday.
Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski said southbound commercial traffic will be allowed to pass through the area during daylight hours and northbound commercial traffic can move at night.
A 16-mile stretch of the river was closed Sunday after two oil barges hit a railroad bridge and one of them started leaking light crude.
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