barges http://wuis.org en Mississippi River Reopens To Barge Traffic After Townboat Sank http://wuis.org/post/mississippi-river-reopens-barge-traffic-after-townboat-sank <p>A portion of the Mississippi River between eastern Iowa and northern Illinois has reopened to barge traffic, as officials continue to investigate the sinking of a towboat still leaking diesel fuel and oil.<br />&nbsp;<br />Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Colin Fogarty says officials determined Tuesday night that other boats can safely navigate the waterway. A queue has cleared, and boats are traveling through at a slower pace.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:21:28 +0000 Associated Press 13888 at http://wuis.org Mississippi River Reopens To Barge Traffic After Townboat Sank