Coast Guard opens Upper Mississippi River to all traffic

Coast Guard opens Upper Mississippi River to all traffic
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard reopened the Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River reopened the Upper Mississippi River from mile marker 185.4 to mile marker 179 with restrictions in place until the river returns to normal levels. “Although the river is reopened to vessel traffic, the water levels are still unusually high and carry additional associated...

Coast Guard closes stretches of Mississippi River to vessel traffic from Chester to Cairo

PADUCAH, Ky. – The Coast Guard closed a portion of the Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near Cairo, Ill., Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley has closed traffic at 12:30 p.m. from mile marker 33 (Lens Small Levee) to mile marker 109.9 (Chester Highway Bridge, Ill.), due to high water levels and fast currents. “Our primary goal is to support the states, local community, and our...

Coast Guard monitoring river levels and deploying flood punts

Coast Guard monitoring river levels and deploying flood punts
USCG File Photo of rescue crews using punts. ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard is monitoring river levels on the Upper Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois River and their tributaries after a recent storm in the St. Louis area, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River in St. Louis have deployed nine flood punt teams to affected areas in support of the local Emergency Operation Centers...