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Mississippi River to New Orleans to reopen vessel traffic by midnight -port

reuters.com · 09/01/2021 13:51
Mississippi River to New Orleans to reopen vessel traffic by midnight -port

- A segment of the Mississippi River from Southwest Pass to New Orleans is expected to reopen to vessel traffic by midnight, following surveys at the waterway, the Port of New Orleans said on Wednesday.

The Mississippi River is the largest U.S. commercial waterway. The reopening could include restrictions, such as requiring vessels to navigate only in daylight hours, said Jessica Ragusa, spokeswoman for the port.


(Reporting by Liz Hampton, writing by Marianna Parraga)

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