NEW ORLEANS (AP) A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River is still closed following Saturday's collision between a barge and a tugboat.
The barge spilled crude oil and the Coast Guard says authorities involved in the cleanup and investigation plan a conference call this morning as they work on estimates of how much oil spilled and when the river will re-open.
At last count Sunday night, the river closure about 47 miles west of New Orleans, affected 26 vessels - 16 waiting to go downriver and 10 waiting to go upriver.
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