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Mississippi River Barge Shipping Resumes After Floods, but Rains to Return

The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as shippers scrambled to move a backlog of overdue fertilizer barges to farmers racing to sow corn before the end of …

Extreme Storm Bringing Heavy Snow and Howling Winds to U.S.

About the photo: A woman takes a selfie in front of Cloud Gate, known as the Bean, during a snow storm in Chicago on Feb. 9, 2018. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg A potentially record-breaking storm is squeezing the warmth from spring …

Bulging Rivers Spread in Midwest as Snow Adds to Flood Danger

The deluge that devastated so much of Nebraska is now moving downstream to threaten cities in Missouri and Kansas as the flood bulge makes its way toward the Mississippi River. Major flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, Missouri, with waters …

Barge Traffic Halted on Arkansas River Due to Damaged Bridge

Barge traffic is shut down on the Arkansas River in western Arkansas after damage was discovered on a railroad bridge. Officials say two broken cables tilted the northern end of the bridge in between Fort Smith and Van Buren. Train …