Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers

Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard has closed portions of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to all vessel traffic due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents near St. Louis, Missouri, Thursday. The St. Louis Harbor is closed from mile marker 179 to mile marker 184 on the Mississippi River. A no wake order has been issued on the Illinois River from mile marker 10 to mile marker 80.2. While...

Coast Guard reopens St. Louis Harbor to commercial traffic

ST. LOUIS (D8 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard has opened St. Louis Harbor to commercial vessel traffic today. A safety zone remains in effect from mile markers 179 to 184 on the Upper Mississippi River, southbound tows greater than 600 feet in length are limited to daylight hours only. Due to high water, the Upper Mississippi River remains closed to recreational vessels between mile markers...