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Ice forces earliest closure EVER of upper Mississippi

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Ice forces earliest closure EVER of upper Mississippi

http://iceagenow.info/2014/11/ice-forces-earliest-closure-upper-mississippi/

Halts shipments of corn, soybeans, wheat, fertilizer, salt and other goods from the most northern reaches of the nation’s busiest waterway. 20 Nov 2014 – Ice surrounding locks and dams on the upper Mississippi River near Minnesota’s Twin Cities have forced the earliest winter closure on record, says text is article from Reuters Records date back to 1969. “There’s so much ice through the whole system,” said Bryan Peterson, navigation manager for the Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul district. “They’re getting the barges they can out and not risking getting stuck there all winter.” The shipping season typically ends around the beginning of December on upper portions of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. See entire article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/20/us-mississippi-river-minnesota-idUSKCN0J400320141120?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews Thanks to George Martinez for this link

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