VICKSBURG, Miss. -- Crews are still working to clean up the oil that spilled into the Mississippi River when two barges hit a railroad bridge near Vicksburg Sunday.
Right now about two-dozen tugboats and barges are backed up along the river. And that number is expected to grow. “From what we understand as an industry, we expect the river to be shutdown until at least Thursday,” said Austin Golding, who co-owns barge company in Vicksburg.
Right now they have no clue how much oil leaked and how much has already been recovered. “We’re still gathering the facts and details around this situation,” he said.
Investigators are also gathering evidence and take with crewmembers in hopes of determining what caused the accident.