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Flooding Shutters Barge Traffic on Missouri River

U.S. Coast Guard closed section extending from Omaha, NE, to Kansas City, MO

Nearly 300 miles of the Missouri River remain closed to barge traffic due to high water and swift currents after massive floods hit the Midwest, reports Freight Waves.

While local communities are feeling the flood’s negative impacts, the Missouri’s declining role in river transportation means that there will be very little impact on nationwide bulk transport markets.

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) closed a section of the Missouri River extending roughly from Omaha, NE south to Kansas City, MO.

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