Coast Guard closes lower Mississippi River

GREENVILLE, Miss. — The Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River for over 3 hours this morning, from mile markers 531 to 541 after a towing vessel allision at approximately 5:20 a.m., this morning.

The allision between the towing vessel C. B. Ford and the Old Greenville Bridge resulted in six rock barges breaking free. All barges have been recovered.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution and the incident is under investigation.

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