Coast Guard reopens Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard reopened the Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis to recreational vessel traffic, Monday.

The Coast Guard closed the river to all recreational traffic on Friday between Lock and Dam 27 in Granite City, Illinois and the Jefferson Barrack Bridge in St. Louis due to extreme high water. The river in St. Louis crested late Friday at nearly 31 feet.

“Although the river is reopened, the Coast Guard urges mariners to continue to exercise extreme caution when operating in the Port of St. Louis due to large debris and swift currents,” said Lt. Tim Marriott, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River public affairs officer.

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