Coast Guard restricts travel on Mississippi River

. - LOUISVILLE, KY (WCSC) – The US Coast Guard has put restrictions on traffic along more than 80 miles of the Mississippi river as the US Army Corps of Engineers work to control flooding in the region.

The restrictions extend from mile marker 110 near Chester, Ill. to mile marker 34 near Billings Landing, Mo., Wednesday.

Vessel traffic between mile markers 110 and 34 is expected to be restricted until Sunday based on the changing river conditions.

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