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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Coast Guard closes Harvey Canal

NEW ORLEANS – The Harvey Canal near New Orleans is closed to all vessel traffic until further notice, Thursday

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that an uninspected crane barge allided with a series of power lines in the vicinity of Harvey Canal at approximately 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

There are multiple downed power lines and power outages in the affected area creating a safety hazard.

The owner of the barge is en route to assist Entergy, who is on scene, in the removal of the crane barge from the power lines.

There are no reports of damage to the barge.

The cause of the incident is under investigation

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