Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River to all traffic

Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River to all traffic
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic from mile markers 184 to 179, due to hazardous condition on the river near St. Louis. Capt. Martin Malloy, Upper Mississippi River Captain of the Port, closed the portion of the river near MacArthur Bridge due to extremely high water levels and fast currents caused by a sudden increase in severe...

Coast Guard reopens Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis

Coast Guard reopens Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis
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...

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard closed a portion of the Mississippi River, Friday, after a chemical plant caught fire near Belle Chasse. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans closed the Mississippi River from mile marker 74 to mile marker 78 to all vessels. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:48 p.m. that the Sun Drilling facility caught fire reportedly...

Coast Guard closes an additional 160 miles of Missouri River

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Coast Guard extended the closure on the Missouri River an additional 160 miles, Monday. The Missouri River closure is closed to all vessel traffic from mile marker 226.3, near the Route 240 Bridge in Glasgow, Mo., to mile marker 811, near Gavin’s Point Dam in Yankton, S.D. The closure is a result of consultations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the governors...

Coast Guard closes portion of Missouri River

ST LOUIS —The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Missouri River due to high water. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, St. Louis, has issued a river closure for recreational vessel traffic on the Missouri River from mile marker 732.3, near Sioux City, Iowa, to mile marker 550.0, near where Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri meet at the state lines, due to high water. The closure does not affect commercial...

Coast Guard opens Mississippi River to limited traffic

SIKESTON, Mo. — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to re-open a portion of the Mississippi River, Friday, near Caruthersville, Mo., after closing it earlier due to the possibility of vessel wakes topping the city’s front flood wall. The National Weather Service issued a River Stage Forecast, which adjusted the projected crest at Caruthersville from 49.5 feet to 48.1 feet. This adjustment allowed...

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River after bridge allision

THEBES, Ill. – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the upper Mississippi River, Wednesday, after an uninspected towing vessel allided with a railroad bridge. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 10:04 p.m., that the uninspected towing vessel, Jay Luhr, allided with the Thebes Railroad Bridge, causing the vessel’s tow of 25 loaded rock barges to break...

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River

HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Mississippi River, Wednesday, for dredging operations.

Coast Guard continues transit restrictions on St. Clair River

DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard, in consultation with the Canadian Coast Guard, has continued restricted vessel traffic for an additional 24 hours near southern Lake Huron and the upper St. Clair River due to an ice bridge creating a hazard to navigation.