State river navigation system hits snag

Montgomery Point lock’s repairs to stall travel on waterway for 3 weeks

Posted: November 29, 2012 at 12:24 a.m.

A towboat and barges enter the lock at Montgomery Point Lock and Dam in eastern Arkansas in this photo provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Starting Saturday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System lock near the Mississippi River for three weeks of repair, the longest shutdown in memory for long-distance shipping on the river navigation system, Corps officials say.

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