Mississippi River Shut To Vessel Traffic Temporarily For Dredging Work

The second longest waterway of the United States, the Mississippi River has been temporarily shut to vessel traffic from mile 0 to mile 2, due to dredging operations, said the New Orleans Board of Trade (NOBOT).

Mississippi River Shut To Vessel Traffic Temporarily For Dredging Work
A Representational Image of A Vessel Voyaging Through The Mississippi River | Via: Wikipedia Commons

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The closure has started from 14th September (Tuesday), while it would be lifted on Tuesday afternoon. On Sunday again (18th September), the waterway would be closed, in order to finish the removal of the dredging pipeline.

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Previously too, the vessel traffic at the Mississippi river has been interrupted several times during late August, due to the damages caused by the Category 4 Storm, Hurricane Ida, which wrecked havoc across the United States, havoc by hitting 95% of the U.S Gulf of Mexico oil production facilities.

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