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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri Nov 7, 2014 02:58 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Daylight closing of a section of the lower Mississippi River for approximately two weeks could not have come at a worse time.

Ingram Marine Group reported on their website that the Mississippi River will be closed from mile 632 to mile 635, near Memphis, during daylight hours for potentially 14 days for mat-laying operations starting Friday, Nov. 7. The mats, made of concrete blocks that are strung together to hold them in place, are designed to prevent erosion of the river's banks and to protect key features of the submerged riverbank, according to the U.S. Army Corps ...

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