11 Miles Of The Mississippi River Closed To Barge Traffic

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NEAR GREENVILLE, MS.  (KPLR) - There's a traffic jam on the Mississippi River.  The U.S. Coast Guard says more than 90 boats lined up on river near Greenville, Mississippi today (Monday) waiting to go through a channel.

An 11-mile stretch of the waterway was shut down due to low water levels caused by a drought.
Officials are dredging that part of the river to make sure the water is deep enough for the vessels to pass through.

There's no word on when the river will reopen.   

It's been closed on and off in recent weeks as more ships have run aground.