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Authorities reopen Mississippi; ‘trickle of barges’ getting through

by Associated Press Published: August 23,2012

Tags: barge, boat, boating, commercve, drought, dry, maritime, port, river, severe e=weather, ship, shipping, towboat, transportation, water level, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Authorities have reopened the Mississippi River to some boat traffic, hours after freeing a barge that ran aground in dangerously low waters caused by an extensive drought. A trickle of barges had begun heading north as of late afternoon, but clearing all 33 northbound tows and 72 southbound barge strings was going […] [...]

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