Coast Guard issues night restrictions for portion of Mississippi River

ST. LOUIS (D8 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port at Sector Upper Mississippi River, has issued a waterway closure to all vessel traffic in the Upper Mississippi River during the night hours from 8:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. from mile marker 486 to mile marker 488 near Rock Island, Ill., today due to a sunken barge.

The waterway will be opened during daylight hours to all vessel traffic, but will only permit one vessel at a time to transit until salvage of the barge is complete.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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