Coast Guard issues Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions update

Coast Guard issues Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions update
NEW 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,...

Coast Guard issues high water safety advisory on Lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard issues high water safety advisory on Lower Mississippi River
MEMPHIS – The Coast Guard issued a high water safety advisory on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 869, near Caruthersville, Missouri to mile marker 303, near Natchez, Mississippi, Thursday. Capt. Timothy Wendy, commander, Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and Captain of the Port, issued the high water safety advisory in response to the rising river level. Sector Lower Mississippi...