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Army Corps reopens 2 Mississippi River locks

9:18 AM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
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CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened two Mississippi River locks, now that flooding is easing on the waterway.

The corps says locks 24 at Clarksville, Mo., and locks 25 at Winfield, Mo., opened in recent days. They had been shut down for several days due to flooding, which made the river dangerous for barges and other traffic.

The river was still nearly 6 feet above flood stage at Clarksville, and nearly 7 feet above flood stage at Winfield, on Tuesday, but was falling at both places.

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