The Mississippi River in Louisiana has reopened to vessel traffic after an oil spill. Mariners are asked to report any oil spotted along the river.
The Coast Guard says more than 31,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a barge that collided with a towboat Saturday. Just over 1,000 gallons of an oily water mix have been recovered.
River traffic between New Orleans and Baton Rouge was blocked, leaving vessels stuck in traffic.
Petty Officer Matthew Schofield says mariners are asked to help locate any oil in the river.