Coast Guard partially reopens 9-mile Mississippi section

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Posted: May 23, 2011 3:54 PM

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Coast Guard partially reopened a 9-mile section of the flooding Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which had been shut since Friday following the sinking of three barges, a spokesman said Monday afternoon.

Ships may now move one at a time north through the section of the river, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by John Picinich)