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Mississippi River closure
A large tow boat with barges, the motor vessel Larry Strain, has collided with a U.S. Hwy 84 bridge pier on the Mississippi River at Natchez, Mississippi. Initial on scene report is that one barge is sinking rapidly, cargo unknown. The U.S. Coast Guard sector Memphis, Tennessee, has closed the Mississippi to navigation in the area of Natchez.