Late ice halts shipments on Mississippi

Apr 02, 2013 | 03:31 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Mississippi River, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ice blockages, shipments, barges, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Ice blockages have delayed shipments on the upper Mississippi River, and the northern stretches of the waterway are unlikely to be navigable before the middle of next week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told AMM.

Winter weather has lasted much longer than is typical, with a stretch of the Mississippi River in southern Minnesota, at Lake Pepin, seeing ice as thick as 26 inches as recently as March 27, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.....

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