Mississippi River Closes for 5 Miles in La.

Friday, 20 May 2011 05:32 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Mississippi River has been closed for five miles at Baton Rouge after grain barges broke loose from a tow and two of them sank.

The barges sank near the U.S. 190 bridge, which was closed briefly for inspection.

Coast Guard Senior Chief Michael Berry says two barges sank and two were corralled at the bank. He did not know if high water contributed to the accident Friday. He says the river was closed for the investigation. He did not know when it might reopen.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough (COLE-clock) says no injuries or pollution were reported after the barges broke loose around 2 p.m.

Louisiana's transportation department says the bridge was reopened about 2:30 p.m.

Berry did not know who owned the tug.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

WashPost: Federal Workers Paid Leave Costs Taxpayers $775 Million

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 09:27 AM

Over a three-year period ending last fall, taxpayers paid close to a billion dollars for federal workers sent home on pa . . .

Indiana to Limit Food Stamps for Single Workers to 3 Months

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 07:46 AM

Able-bodied adults without children will be expected to enter a training program or go to work if they want to remain el . . .

Gov. Jindal: Some Louisianans Must Disclose Ebola Travel Plans

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 21:34 PM

With the White House unwilling to initiate a travel ban to Ebola-stricken countries, Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's forced  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved