Coast Guard Reopens Illinois River

No Admittance - Safety  ZoneST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River Captain of the Port has lifted the restrictions on the Illinois River, Tuesday.

The river is now open to all recreational and commercial traffic.

The Coast Guard reminds recreational boaters and mariners to always wear your life jackets, ensure you have the proper equipment and to always use caution.

Rivers are currently experiencing stronger than average currents. Anyone on or in the river is advised to use caution.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to monitor VHF-FM channels 16 and 22 for any changes to the river.

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