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Mississippi River reopened to barge traffic

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At around 8 p.m. Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard officials reopened the Mississippi River to commercial traffic.

The river had been closed in an area near Diamond Bluff after two tow boats and their barges ran aground on July 6.

Coast Guard officials then closed the shipping channel on July 7, from Mile 801 to 807, approximately four miles upstream of Lock and Dam No. 3.

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