Cleanup crews work spill on Mississippi

Posted: January 29, 2013 at 5:17 a.m.

The towboat Nature’s Way Endeavor banks a barge against the western bank of the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss., on Monday.

Cleanup crews with booms skimmed oily water from the Mississippi River a day after a barge holding more than 1,900 barrels’ worth of oil struck a railroad bridge near Vicksburg, spreading a sheen of light crude that kept part of the waterway shut to ship traffic Monday, authorities said.

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Front Section, Pages 4 on 01/29/2013