The Coast Guard captain of the Port of St. Louis has restricted traffic on the upper Mississippi River following high water.
The river is closed to all traffic from mile marker 179 to mile marker 184 near the St. Louis Harbor, although fleet vessels are permitted to operate in the zone to ensure the safety and integrity of their fleets.
Increased current and high water are still anticipated, so mariners are encouraged to moor vessels and barges securely as debris may be an increased hazard. Southbound operations are not recommended unless a vessel is 75 feet or more in length and has a minimum of 1,800 horsepower.
Mariners are also advised to be cautious near railways when navigating toward the riverbank.