Mississippi River Traffic Moving again Near St. Louis

GRANITE CITY • Mississippi River barge traffic was moving again Thursday, albeit slowly, after a lock was reopened near Granite City.

Damage to a structure protecting the busy lock on the Chain of Rocks Canal had brought commercial barge traffic to a standstill on the upper Mississippi River as crews made emergency repairs.

The Coast Guard was working to organize vessels and cargo to get through the lock. Lt. Colin Fogarty of the Coast Guard said he expects it to take up to three days before traffic flow is back to normal.

Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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