Friday, January 29, 2010

Backup at Greenup

Here it is, about 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. I was looking at the vessel locations part of the Corps of Engineers Web site to see what kind of traffic backup they're having at the Greenup Locks and Dam. It looks like two tows are waiting downbound and eight are waiting upbound. But that can't be right unless no one is moving at all, as the last boat to arrive was logged in at 9 o'clock last night.

For the most part, local media here in Huntington don't care about river navigation, so we have to follow this ourselves.

I would like to go down there and get pictures of boats backed up, but there are no good public access spots that I know of. Plus, the river is up. I can't shoot from the bridge over the dam because it doesn't have a sidewalk. I could walk up there, but I'd be doing it at my own risk, and I don't feel that committed to getting the photo, you know?

You can read the Corps' news release on the situation here.