Port of New Orleans, part of Miss. River closed after barge hits towboat, spilling light crude

  • by: JANET McCONNAUGHEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 23, 2014 - 9:35 PM

NEW ORLEANS — A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, was closed to all water traffic Sunday as crews cleaned up oil that spilled from a barge after it ran into a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Coast Guard said.

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