Coast Guard on patrol

POSTED: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 1:39pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 1:46pm

With water on the Mississippi well above flood stage in Baton Rouge - the Coast Guard is trying to find the delicate balance between keeping commerce moving on the river and safety.

The Coast Guard is upping their patrols on the mighty Mississippi. With the current much stronger than normal - they want to keep barges moving through Baton Rouge safely.

But they say that won't go through at all if there's a chance of a barge hitting the bridge or the levee.

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