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Barge traffic halted near Mississippi River lock

September 20, 2012
By JIM SUHR , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Crews scrambled to make repairs Wednesday near the busiest Mississippi River lock shut down because of damage blamed partly on the summer drought, snarling hundreds of barges and tugboats in a backlog that was growing worse by the hour.

 
 
 

 

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