NEWS
Tue Jul 9, 2013 10:48 AM CDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it has closed a section of the Mississippi River southeast of New Orleans so a tugboat that sank over the weekend can be salvaged.

Spokesman Jonathan Lally says a mile-long stretch of the river was closed around 6 a.m. Monday near the town of Venice. The closure was expected to last until around 6 p.m.

The tug sank Saturday afternoon. The river was closed from Saturday afternoon until Sunday night as authorities searched for the tug and made sure it didn't pose a navigation hazard.

Some vessels anchored and waited out the ...

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