NEWS
Transportation Troubles
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:24 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Upper Mississippi River shippers continue to wait for the first barge of spring.

In the St. Paul District, ice on Lake Pepin as of one week ago was 29 inches thick and the weather in that area was unseasonably cold this past week. Until ice depths reach 12 to 15 inches, barges are unable to navigate, which is the last obstacle they face to move into St. Paul.

They may be waiting a while longer.

"Temperatures will remain cold for the season in the northern areas," said DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson. "The next five days ...

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