Coast Guard issues Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions update

No Admittance - Safety  ZoneNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories in response to floods in the Midwest.

The following Coast Guard sectors have issued closures or restrictions:

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River:

  • Upper Mississippi River closed between mile markers 184 and 179 near St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Illinois River closed between mile markers 0 to 50 from Hardin, Illinois to Grafton, Illinois.

Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley:

  • Restrictions on Mississippi River from mile marker 110, near Chester Illinois, to mile marker 34, near Billings Landing, Missouri.

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River:

  • High water safety advisory on Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 869, near Caruthersville, Missouri, to mile marker 303 near Natchez, Mississippi.
  • Safety zone between mile markers 737 and 734 on the Lower Mississippi River.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans:

  • High water towing limitations near Morgan City for vessels heading southbound with a length no greater than 600 feet.

This list is up-to-date as of: Jan. 2, 2016 at 8 a.m.

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