The Mississippi River is now closed at MM 149 to 153 Until Further Notice

Due to a Hydrochloric Acid leak caused by a train derailment adjacent to the river, the Mississippi River is Closed to all Traffic from MM 149 to MM 153 until further notice. All vessels are requested to evacuate to area from MM 149 to MM 155 AHP.

For further information, contact VTS Lower Mississippi River on CH-5a or via land line at (504)365-2514.


Watch Supervisor
U.S. Coast Guard
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River
200 Hendee Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70114